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Fifty-three new Covid-19 cases reported, ‘significant backlog’ in test results

Fifty-three new Covid-19 cases reported, ‘significant backlog’ in test results

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St Vincent and the Grenadines confirmed 53 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, of which 51 are nationals detected during contact tracing, testing at flu clinics and targeted  screening.

The other two cases are non-nationals who arrived from the USA with negative  RT-PCR tests and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.

There are now 515 local cases of COVID-19,  the majority of whom are linked to various clusters, a release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said. 

One hundred and twenty-two persons have recovered, 531 cases remain active and two persons with COVID-19 have died. Six  hundred and fifty-five cases of COVID-19 have been reported in St. Vincent  and the Grenadines since March 2020. All positive cases will remain isolated until  cleared. 

“The Molecular Laboratory Unit is once again experiencing delays in the processing  and reporting of results for RT-PCR samples due to a significant back log. Persons  awaiting results are asked to remain in quarantine and call the health care facility in  their district responsible for COVID-19 services,” the release said.

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