SVG Confirms 51 Additional Cases Of Covid-19

(SEARCHLIGHT) – St Vincent and the Grenadines on Tuesday confirmed 51 new COVID-19 cases from samples collected between January 15 and January 31.

“One case is a contact of an imported positive case. All of the other new cases were detected during contact tracing and testing of persons with flu symptoms. There are now 910 local cases of COVID-19, many of whom are linked as contacts of known positives,” a release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said.

“Two hundred and seventy-five persons are now recovered. Seven hundred and eighty-two cases remain active and two persons with COVID-19 have died. One thousand and fifty-nine cases of COVID-19 have been reported in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since March 2020. All positive cases will remain isolated until cleared. All close contacts of positive cases currently in quarantine, should contact the flu clinic in their district to arrange testing for clearance.

“All residents of and visitors to St. Vincent and the Grenadines are reminded of the importance of consistently wearing facial coverings, practicing physical distancing and frequent hand washing, or sanitization, to reduce the likelihood of being infected with the virus which causes COVID-19,” the release said.