Press Release
July 20, 2020
Number of Active Covid-19 Cases in SVG Increases to 21

St. Vincent and the Grenadines has recorded six new COVID-19 cases, with the receipt of results from the CARPHA Public Health Laboratory late  Sunday evening, a release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said.

Four of the cases are from the AA 945 flight which arrived on Saturday July 18, 2020 from Miami.

“One case is a Vincentian returning home from Antigua and one was found on exit screening for a Vincentian who visited briefly from Barbados. The process of informing and contact tracing has commenced,” the release said.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines therefore currently has 21 active COVID-19 cases, a total of 50 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 29 recoveries and zero deaths.

“The importance of strict compliance to all quarantine and isolation orders is paramount. It is only by complying with these orders and the use of masks in public spaces that the spread of COVID- 19 can be controlled in St. Vincent and the Grenadines,” the release from NEMO said.