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February 7, 2021
A fourth person dies from Covid-19 in SVG

An 88-year-old male is the fourth person to die from COVID-19  in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

A release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said the man, who was hypertensive, was admitted on January  28, 2021 and died at 8:45 am on February 6, 2021 from sepsis secondary to  COVID-19 pneumonia.

St Vincent and the Grenadines on February 6 confirmed 67 new COVID-19  cases from samples collected between January 26 and February 5. The majority  of these samples were collected on January 26 and 28 .

One case was imported  from the United States and was detected on screening between day 7 and 10. Three cases  were detected during exit screening. The remainder of the cases were detected during  contact tracing and testing of persons with flu symptoms. There are now 1119 local cases of COVID-19.

Eight more persons have been cleared bringing the number of total recoveries to  409. Eight hundred and fifty-six cases remain active and four persons with COVID-19 have died. One thousand, two hundred and  sixty-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.

The public is advised that the use of masks in public or private spaces to which the  public has access is now mandatory under the Public Health Act 2020. Public  transportation vehicles may only transport one half of the persons the vehicle is licensed to carry. These measures are aimed at reducing the potential for any increase  in the incidence of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.