NEMO PRESS RELEASE
August 30, 2021
Five new COVID-19 cases were reported during the period August 27 to the 29th. Two (2) of these cases were reported from two hundred and ninety-two (292) samples processed on Friday August 27th, 2021, resulting in a positivity rate of 0.7%. One (1) new case was reported from two hundred and eighty-six (286) samples processed on Saturday August 28th, 2021, resulting in a positivity rate of 0.4%. Two (2) new cases were reported from twenty-six (26) samples processed on Sunday August 29th, 2021, resulting in a positivity rate of 7.7%.
No new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. Twenty-three (23) cases are currently active and twelve (12) persons with COVID-19 have died. Two thousand three hundred and thirty six (2336) cases of COVID-19 and two thousand, three hundred and one (2301) recoveries have been recorded in St. Vincent and The Grenadines since March 2020.
In view of the increased risk of infection and subsequent transmission of COVID-19 posed by the growing incidence of variants of concern in persons entering St. Vincent and the Grenadines, strict compliance with all protocols and recommendations is strongly recommended. These include the effective use of masks, physical distancing, hand sanitizing and immunization with available vaccines.