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One new Covid-19 case; two patients placed at Argyle Isolation Facility

One new Covid-19 case; two patients placed at Argyle Isolation Facility
Argyle Isolation Facility

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines today, Wednesday August 5 confirmed one new COVID-19 case.

“This case arrived on American Airlines (AA) 945 flight on August 1, 2020 and the individual has been isolated since receipt of their preliminary positive result. The Vincentian national is doing well and has no symptoms typical of coronavirus,” a release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said.

All of the other 102 AA 945 passengers who arrived from Miami on Saturday August 1, 2020, are in mandatory quarantine, and will be tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus between day four and five of quarantine, the release said.

The two Vincentians who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 after arrival on AA 945 on July 25, were initially isolated in the Argyle Isolation Facility (AIF) to ensure that they comply with their isolation. Both patients were not ill on admission, and continue to be asymptomatic COVID-19 cases. One person has been released from the AIF to continue isolation in their isolation approved home. The other individual remains at the facility.

One COVID-19 case recovered as indicated by two negative results of RT-PCR tests.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines has now recorded a total of 56 COVID-19 cases, 46 of which have recovered. There are now 10 active COVID-19 cases.

The public is urged to continue to work with the health and security services to keep St. Vincent and the Grenadines healthy. This can be achieved, once everyone adheres to all quarantine and isolation orders.

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