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24-year-old female is SVG’s 64th COVID19 death

24-year-old female is SVG’s 64th COVID19 death

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NEW COVID-19 POSITIVE CASES

Forty-five (45) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from three hundred and one (301)  samples collected on Monday October 25th, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 14.9%. Fifty-five (55) new rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on October 25th, 2021. 

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS 

There are currently nine (9) patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility. All  are unvaccinated. Twenty (20) patients are admitted to the COVID-19 wards at the Milton Cato  Memorial Hospital. Sixteen (16) patients are unvaccinated, two (2) are partially vaccinated and  two (2) patients are fully vaccinated 

COVID-19 DEATHS 

One (1) new death was recorded over the reporting period. A 24-year-old female who died at home  October 23rd, 2021, was found to be COVID-19 positive following post-mortem PCR testing on  October 25th, 2021. The deceased was unvaccinated. Her death brings the death toll from COVID 19 to sixty-four (64). 

COVID-19 SUMMARY 

Thirty-seven (37) new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. One thousand seven  hundred and eighty-one (1781) cases are currently active and sixty-four (64) persons with COVID 19 have died. Four thousand and nine hundred and five (4905) cases of COVID-19 and three  thousand and sixty (3060) 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.

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