SVG’s 15th Covid-19 positive case part of a local cluster – CMO
Press Release
April 26, 2020

SVG’s 15th Covid-19 positive case part of a local cluster – CMO

St. Vincent and the Grenadines has recorded its 15th positive COVID -19 case which officials say is part of a local cluster.

This new case is closely associated with the 13th and 14th COVID-19 positive case which were reported on Tuesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 23 by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), an April 26 release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said.

“Chief Medical Officer Dr Simone Keizer Beache, says investigations have determined that the last three reported cases of COVID-19 in St Vincent and the Grenadines form part of a cluster, due to import related local spread,” the release said.

“There are now eight persons who have recovered from COVID-19, having each received the two negative COVID-19 tests required to be medically cleared. The new results for the latest three recovered patients were received in the past 24 hours,” the NEMO release said.

There are now seven active cases of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

“Dr Keizer Beache continues to stress the importance of maintaining the public health measures currently in place which include hand hygiene, cough etiquette, physical distancing of at least 3-6 feet in public spaces and strict adherence to quarantine and isolation. Additionally, the correct and safe use of face coverings when physical distancing is not possible is recommended.

“These measures, Dr Keizer Beache maintains are vital, if we are to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines,” the release ended.