Press Release
March 5, 2021
12 more patients from MHRC test positive for Covid-19

Twelve more patients from the Mental Health and Rehabilitation Centre (MHRC) have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the number of people in this cluster of COVID-19 cases to 116.

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) in a release issued late Thursday said the 12 new cases were reported from 221 samples received and processed on Wednesday March 3, 2021.

All of these cases are patients from the MHRC and were detected through ongoing contact tracing and screening.

The positivity rate  for Wednesday March 3, 2021 is 5.4 per cent. 

Seventeen persons were cleared bringing the number of total recoveries to 971. Six hundred and seventy-nine (679) cases remain  active and eight persons with COVID-19 have died. One thousand, six hundred  and fifty-eight (1658) cases of COVID-19 have been reported in St. Vincent and the  Grenadines since March 2020.  

The public is urged to use a mask, sanitize, physically distance and get vaccinated  to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.