Press Release
May 24, 2021
Sixteen new Covid-19 cases recorded in SVG

Sixteen new Covid-19 cases have been reported from a total of 262 samples processed between May 21 and 22.

A release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said five of the positive cases were reported from 111  samples processed on Friday May 21, resulting in a positivity rate of 4.5 per cent. An additional  11 cases were reported from 151 cases processed on Saturday  May 22, resulting in a positivity rate of 7.3 per cent.

The 16 new cases are not linked  to emergency shelters.  

“No new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. One hundred and fifty (150) cases are  currently active and twelve (12) persons with COVID-19 have died. One thousand, nine hundred  and eighty-nine (1989) cases of COVID-19 and eighteen hundred and twenty-seven (1827)  recoveries have been recorded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since March 2020,” the release said.  

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