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CARPHA reports seven negative COVID-19 tests for SVG

CARPHA reports seven negative COVID-19 tests for SVG

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Two of the 11 active COVID-19 cases in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) are one step closer to being released from isolation after testing negative for the virus.

Persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 must be tested and receive two negative results before they can be released from isolation.

And according to a release from National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO), the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)  on April 16 reported seven negative results for SVG.

“The other five negative results were all import related suspected cases. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to date, remains at 12. There are currently six pending results,” the release said.

So far, only one person has recovered from the virus in SVG.

According to the Ministry of Health’s coronavirus report, as at today, April 16 at 6pm, 93 persons have been tested for COVID-19.

The number of persons in quarantine stands at 54 and no COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded in SVG.

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment is reminding the public to continue practicing “the basic but highly effective public health measures”.

These include hand hygiene, cough etiquette, physical distancing of at least three to six feet in public spaces and strict adherence to quarantine and isolation instructions.

“The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment wishes to thank the public and all stakeholders for their efforts as we continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 in St Vincent and the Grenadines,” the release said. “The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines will continue to keep the public informed as we manage this public health challenge together.”

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