The Caribbean Public Health Agency has reported results on an additional 4 samples that were sent for testing – three were negative for COVID-19 and one was positive for COVID-19. These results bring the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to 8. They are all imported cases. One of the patients has already made a full recovery. Thus, there are currently 7 active cases.
The patient who tested positive is a Vincentian national and has been in isolation since the sample was taken for testing. The patient is being monitored and all close contacts have been identified. All additional public health measures including the implementation of additional quarantine will be applied where required.
The public is reminded to continue to practise the basic but highly effective public health measures of hand hygiene, cough etiquette, physical distancing and strict adherence to quarantine to keep us all safe from COVID-19. The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines will continue to keep the public informed as we manage this public health challenge together.