41-year-old woman is SVG’s 13th Covid19 death
A 41-year-old female who died suddenly at home on September 9, 2021, was found to have succumbed to COVID-19.
This, according to a release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO).
The release said the woman was not previously known to be COVID-19 positive and had no known underlying conditions and was unvaccinated. Her death brings the number of persons who have died from COVID 19 in St Vincent and the Grenadines to 13.
The last person to die of COVID19 in SVG was a 69-year-old man who succumbed on May 4 while in isolation at the Argyle Isolation Facility.
Meanwhile, NEMO has reported eight new COVID-19 positive cases from 120 samples processed on Sunday September 12, resulting in a positivity rate of 6.7 per cent.
“Two (2) new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. One hundred and eighty-three (183) cases are currently active and thirteen (13) persons with COVID-19 have died. Two thousand five hundred and twenty-one (2521) cases of COVID-19 and two thousand, three hundred and twenty five (2325) recoveries have been recorded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since March 2020.
“In view of the confirmed presence of the Delta, Mu and Gamma variants in the community and the significant increase in the number of new infections, transmission and severe COVID-19 disease, strict enforcement and compliance with all protocols and recommendations by everyone is strongly recommended. The correct and consistent use of masks, avoidance of crowds, physical distancing, proper hand sanitizing and immunization with available vaccines have all been proven to significantly reduce the risk of being infected, getting sick and or dying from the COVID-19 virus,” the release said.