FORTY-SIX (46) NEW COVID-19 CASES



January 18, 2021


PRESS RELEASE


Contact: Chief Medical Officer, Chair Health Services Subcommittee

National Emergency Committee

Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines


FORTY-SIX (46) NEW COVID-19 CASES


St. Vincent and the Grenadines today confirmed forty-six (46) new COVID-19 cases. Forty-four (44) of the cases are nationals with no history of recent travel. One case is a non-national who traveled from Germany and another from Brazil. Both adults arrived with negative results and tested positive subsequently.


There are now four hundred and two (402) local cases of COVID-19 under investigation. These cases comprise residents from throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines which have been linked to various types of clusters including work sites, churches and private parties.


One hundred and nineteen (119) persons have recovered, four hundred and nineteen (419) cases remain active and two (2) persons with COVID-19 have died. Five hundred and forty (540) cases of COVID-19 have been reported in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to date. All positive cases will continue to be isolated until cleared after fourteen (14) symptom free days and a negative PCR test result.


Persons in quarantine awaiting their results must strictly adhere to the requirements including not leaving their homes until cleared by their negative test results.


Persons with flu-like symptoms and close contacts of confirmed positive cases should seek health care at the following district health centres which will offer only COVID-19 related services:


1. Chateaubelair Health District

a. Coull’sHillHealthCentre


2. Pembroke Health District

a. LayouHealthCentre


3. Kingstown Health District

a. KingstownHealthCentre


4. Calliaqua Health District

a. Calliaqua Health Centre


5. Cedars Health District

a. BiabouHealthCentre


6. Marriaqua Health District

a. Levi Latham Health Complex


7. Georgetown Health District

a. GeorgetownHealthCentre

b. Sandy Bay Health Centre.


All of the remaining community health facilities on the mainland will continue to offer routine primary health care services. The Stubbs Polyclinic and the Buccament Polyclinic will, in addition to their routine services, offer exit screenings by appointments.


The health facilities in the Northern and Southern Grenadines will offer both routine and COVID-19 services as required.


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