THIRTY-TWO (32) NEW COVID-19 CASES
Thirty-two (32) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from 260 samples collected on Monday November 22, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 12.3 per cent. Ten new rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on November 22nd, 2021.
There are currently nine patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility. All are unvaccinated. Nine (9) patients are admitted to the COVID-19 ward at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. Seven patients are unvaccinated, two patients are fully vaccinated.
A sixty-five year old male who tested positive for COVID-19 on November 18, 2021, died on November 22nd, 2021, of COVID-19 pneumonia. The deceased was unvaccinated and had known underlying conditions. His death brings the death toll from COVID-19 to 74.
Thirteen (13) new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. Four hundred and eighty-one (481) cases are currently active and seventy-four (74) persons with COVID-19 have died. Five thousand four hundred and forty-six (5446) cases of COVID-19 and four thousand eight hundred and ninety-one (4891) 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.