Press Release
November 15, 2021
Fifty-six new COVID19 cases and one more death reported

FIFTY-SIX (56) NEW COVID-19 CASES 

Fifty-two (52) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from 178 samples collected on Friday November 12, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 29.2%.  Fifteen new rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on November 13,  2021. 

Three new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from 86 samples collected on  Saturday November 13, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 3.5%. Two new rapid antigen  positive results were reported from flu clinics on November 13, 2021. 

One new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from 17 samples collected on  Sunday November 14, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 5.9%. No new rapid antigen positive  results were reported from flu clinics on November 14, 2021. 

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS 

There are currently 12 patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility. Eleven patients are unvaccinated, and one patient is partially vaccinated. Nineteen patients are admitted to the COVID-19 wards at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. Seventeen patients are unvaccinated, and two patients are partially vaccinated. 

COVID-19 DEATHS 

A 72-year-old male who tested positive for COVID-19 on October 31, 2021, died on November  13, 2021, of COVID-19 pneumonia. The deceased was unvaccinated and had known underlying  conditions. His death brings the death toll from COVID-19 to 72.

COVID-19 SUMMARY 

Three new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. One 1273 cases are currently active and 72 persons with COVID-19  have died. Five thousand three hundred and twenty-six cases of COVID-19 and 3981 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.