NEW COVID-19 POSITIVE CASES
Twenty-eight (28) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from two hundred and fifty-two (252) samples collected on Thursday October 21st, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 11.1%. Four (4) rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on October 21st, 2021.
There are currently seven (7) patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility. All
are unvaccinated. Twenty-seven (27) patients are admitted to the COVID-19 wards at the Milton
Cato Memorial Hospital. Twenty-four (24) patients are unvaccinated, one (1) patient is fully
vaccinated and two (2) are partially vaccinated.
Four (4) new deaths were recorded. A 61-year-old male tested positive for COVID-19 on October
10th, 2021, and died at home on October 21st, 2021. An 86-year-old male died on October 21st,
2021, after testing positive for COVID-19 and admission to the COVID-19 ward at the Milton
Cato Memorial Hospital on October 16th, 2021. A 60-year-old female died on October 21st, 2021,
after testing positive for COVID-19 and admission to the COVID-19 ward at the Milton Cato
Memorial Hospital on October 11th, 2021. A 77-year-old male died on October 21st, 2021, after
testing positive for COVID-19 and admission to the COVID-19 ward at the Milton Cato Memorial
Hospital on October 18th, 2021. All cases were unvaccinated. Their deaths bring the death toll from
COVID-19 to sixty (60).
Thirty-four (34) new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. One thousand seven hundred
and forty-six (1746) cases are currently active and sixty (60) persons with COVID-19 have died.
Four thousand and eight hundred and fourteen (4814) cases of COVID-19 and three thousand and
eight (3008) 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, severe COVID-19 disease
and deaths, 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.