St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) has confirmed two new COVID-19 cases in persons who arrived in the country from the United States on July 25.
This is according to a release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO).
“Both cases arrived on American Airlines (AA) 945 flight on Saturday July 25, 2020 and have been isolated since the receipt of their preliminary positive results. Both are doing well and have no symptoms typical of coronavirus,” the release said.
All of the other 93 passengers of AA 945 who arrived from Miami on Saturday July 25, 2020, have been released from mandatory hotel quarantine, having tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus on day five of quarantine. They will continue in home self-quarantine for nine more days, unless otherwise advised, according to the release.
The release also said a Vincentian who arrived on AA 945 on July 18, and had a preliminary positive on day five of quarantine, has been determined not to be an active case of COVID-19.
“That person has been released from isolation.”
Also, a Vincentian who arrived on Air Canada 980 on July 23, 2020, and was classified as a preliminary positive, remains under investigation, according to the release.
Five COVID-19 cases have recovered as indicated by two negative results of RT-PCR tests.
St Vincent and the Grenadines has now recorded a total of 54 COVID-19 cases, of which 44 have recovered. There are now 10 active COVID-19 cases.
“The public is urged to work with the health and security services to keep St. Vincent and the Grenadines healthy. This can be achieved, once everyone adheres to all quarantine and isolation orders,” the release said.