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Four new Covid-19 cases confirmed, 900 samples await analysis

Four new Covid-19 cases confirmed, 900 samples await analysis


St Vincent and the Grenadines on Monday confirmed four new COVID-19 cases.

“All  of the cases are nationals with no history of recent travel. One adult was detected  during contact tracing. The other three cases were found during testing for travel  exit screens,” a release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said. 

There are now 124 local cases under investigation. One hundred and six persons have recovered and 147 remain active. A total of 253 cases of COVID 19 have been reported in St Vincent and the Grenadines. All positive cases will  continue to be isolated until cleared by two negative tests. 

“The established public health interventions of detection, testing and quarantining or  isolation continue aimed at containing and suppressing this outbreak. The increased  testing associated with these interventions coupled with the increased exit screening  required for travelers to Canada and the United Kingdom, continues to be associated  with a significant backlog of samples awaiting PCR processing.

“The addition overnight of 605 new samples has now resulted in more than 900 samples  waiting to be done. The recent engagement of more staff is expected to allow for the  processing of these outstanding tests in the next three days,” the release from NEMO said.