Press Release
November 17, 2021
Thirty-three new COVID19 cases and one more death recorded in SVG

NEW COVID-19 CASES 

Thirty-three (33) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from two hundred and ninety-two (292) samples collected on Monday November 15th, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 11.3%.  Nine (9) new rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on November 15th,  2021. 

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS 

There are currently ten (10) patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility. All  are unvaccinated. Twelve (12) patients are admitted to the COVID-19 wards at the Milton Cato  Memorial Hospital. All are unvaccinated. 

COVID-19 DEATHS 

A 71-year-old male who tested positive for COVID-19 on November 3rd, 2021, died on  November 17th, 2021, of COVID-19 pneumonia. The deceased was unvaccinated. His death  brings the death toll from COVID-19 to seventy-three (73). 

COVID-19 SUMMARY 

Sixty-two (62) new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. One thousand two hundred  and forty-three (1243) cases are currently active and seventy-three (73) persons with COVID-19  have died. Five thousand three hundred and fifty-nine (5359) cases of COVID-19 and four  thousand and forty-three (4043) 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.