100 new COVID19 cases reported in SVG amidst spike
Press Release
January 7, 2022
100 new COVID19 cases reported in SVG amidst spike


One hundred (100) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from three hundred and forty  (340) samples collected on Wednesday January 5th, 2022, resulting in a positivity rate of 29.4%. Eighty-seven (87) new rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on January 5th,  2022. 



There are currently no patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility. Sixteen (16) patients are admitted to the COVID-19 ward at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, two (2) of whom are fully vaccinated and fourteen (14) patients are unvaccinated. 



One (1) new death was recorded over the reporting period. A 67-year-old female who presented  to the Accident and Emergency Department on January 5th, 2022, after a one-week illness, died of  COVID-19 pneumonia on January 6th, 2022. The patient, who, tested positive on admission had  preexisting non-communicable diseases. She was fully vaccinated during the period April to July,  2021. Her death brings the death toll from COVID-19 to eighty-four (84).  



One hundred and six (106) recoveries were noted over the reporting period. Seven hundred and  thirty-six (736) cases are currently active and eighty-four (84) persons with COVID-19 have died.  Six thousand three hundred and forty-seven (6347) cases of COVID-19 and five thousand and five hundred and twenty-seven (5527) recoveries have been recorded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines  since March 2020.  

The public is reminded to always wear a properly fitting mask, get vaccinated and boosted and  seek care early.