Sixty-one new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from 514 samples processed on Thursday September 16, 2021, resulting in a positivity rate of 11.9 per cent, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said in a release.
There are currently 11 patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility. Two are unstable. All are unvaccinated.
“No new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. Three hundred and eighty-two (382) cases are currently active and fourteen (14) persons with COVID-19 have died. Two thousand seven hundred and twenty-eight (2728) cases of COVID-19 and two thousand, three hundred and thirty two (2332) recoveries have been recorded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since March 2020.
“In view of the confirmed presence of the Delta, Mu and Gamma variants in the community and the significant increase in the number of new infections, transmission, severe COVID-19 disease and deaths, strict enforcement and compliance with all protocols and recommendations by everyone is strongly recommended. The correct and consistent use of masks, avoidance of crowds, physical distancing, proper hand sanitizing and immunization with available vaccines have all been proven to significantly reduce the risk of being infected, getting sick and or dying from the COVID-19 virus,” the release said.