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No additional positive COVID-19 cases in most recent PCR results

No additional positive COVID-19 cases in most recent PCR results

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No new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the latest PCR results from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA).

The release dated May 29 from the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said that St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) received 180 results from the CARPHA lab, 179 of which are for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line crew members who arrived in this country on Tuesday.

“These negative PCR results from CARPHA are consistent with the negative results for the rapid tests performed by the RCCL Medical Team on board the Vision of the Seas, prior to the ship’s arrival in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Tuesday, May 26,” the release said.

There are still 114 outstanding PCR results for the updated total of 358 crew members repatriated by RCCL.

“Therefore, the disembarking process for the three hundred and twenty-nine crew members still on board the Vision of the Seas, will likely now commence on the morning of Saturday May 30,” the release said.

A total of of 25 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in SVG. The release noted that this number consists of 15 cruise line crew members, four other imported cases and six from an import related cluster.

So far, 14 persons have recovered from the virus.

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