St Vincent and the Grenadines recorded five new COVID-19 cases from samples collected on February 18 and 19 and processed at the Molecular Laboratory Unit (MLU)) on Friday, February 19, a release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said.
Two of the new positive PCR results are from samples collected on February 18, resulting in a total of four cases for that day and a new positivity rate of 1.75%. The remaining new positives are from three PCR tests for samples taken on February 19. The total reported number of positive results for February 19 is now five from 265 tests or a positivity rate of 1.89%.
Thirty-five persons were cleared bringing the number of total recoveries to 803. Six hundred and ninety-four cases remain active and six persons with COVID-19 have died. One thousand, five hundred and three cases of COVID-19 have been reported in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since March 2020.
The public is reminded to wear a facial covering, physically distance, sanitize hands and get vaccinated to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.