One new case of COVID confirmed from the UK
One new imported case of COVID-19 has been confirmed today, November 13 from the United Kingdom.
A release from the Health Services Subcommittee notes that the traveler is a returning national who arrived in St Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday with negative PCR test results but tested positive on entry screening.
Repeat testing according to the multitiered system, including testing done at CARPHA, confirmed this new positive case.
“The traveler was in mandatory quarantine when the initial positive result was determined and has since been isolated in an approved facility. The adult will remain in isolation until cleared with two negative PCR results,” the release said.
This brings the total recorded number of cases of COVID-19 in SVG to 78. Of this number, 76 cases have recovered.
There are currently 2 active cases in this country, both of which have been imported.