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SVG records two more COVID19 deaths

SVG records two more COVID19 deaths

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NEW COVID-19 CASES

Eighteen (18) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from one hundred and ninety (190)  samples collected on Wednesday December 1st, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 9.5%. Seventeen  (17) new rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on December 1st, 2021. 

Twenty-six (26) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from one hundred and seventy (170)  samples collected on Thursday December 2nd, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 15.2%. Nineteen  (19) new rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on December 2nd, 2021. 

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS 

There are currently five (5) patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility. All  are unvaccinated. Five (5) patients are admitted to the COVID-19 ward at the Milton Cato  Memorial Hospital. All are unvaccinated. 

COVID-19 DEATHS 

Two (2) new deaths were recorded over the reporting period. A 55-year-old female who tested  positive for COVID-19 on November 20th, 2021, died on December 4th, 2021. A 69-year-old male  who tested positive for COVID-19 on December 4th, 2021, died on December 5th, 2021. Both  patients were admitted to the COVID-19 isolation ward at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.  The patients had known underlying conditions and were unvaccinated. Their deaths bring the death  toll from COVID-19 to seventy-six (76).

COVID-19 SUMMARY 

Nineteen (19) recoveries were noted over the reporting period. Four hundred and fifty-one (451)  cases are currently active and seventy-six (76) persons with COVID-19 have died. Five thousand  six hundred and twenty-three (5623) cases of COVID-19 and five thousand and ninety-six (5096)  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.

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