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Local cluster of COVID-19 cases identified

Local cluster of COVID-19 cases identified


St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) has now recorded 16 COVID-19 positive cases, with the last four being part of a cluster, due to import related local spread.

A release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said the 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th cases were all related.

The most recent case was reported on Tuesday, April 28 by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA).

“Today’s new case is closely associated with the last three cases reported by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), and forms part of a small cluster of import related cases,” the NEMO release said.

There are now eight active cases of COVID-19 in SVG, with eight persons who have fully recovered.

“The Health Services Subcommittee reminds Vincentians of the importance of maintaining the effective public health measures currently in place which have served to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The safe use of face coverings including homemade masks, along with hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and physical distancing must be strictly adhered to, along with compliance to quarantine and isolation instructions,” the release from NEMO said.