90-year-old man is SVG’s 88th COVID19 death
Press Release
January 18, 2022
90-year-old man is SVG’s 88th COVID19 death


One (1) new COVID-19 positive case was reported from six (6) samples collected on Saturday January 15th, 2022, resulting in a positivity of 16.7%. Fifty-six (56) new rapid antigen positive  results were reported from flu clinics on January 15th, 2022. 

Three (3) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from five (5) samples collected on Sunday  January 16th, 2022, resulting in a positivity of 60.0%. Twenty-eight (28) new rapid antigen positive  results were reported from flu clinics on January 16th, 2022. 

The current COVID-19 testing algorithm, based on the WHO recommendations appropriate for  this phase on the current outbreak, reduces the number of RT-PCR tests conducted, relying more  on rapid antigen and clinical diagnosis. 


There are currently no patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility. Twenty two (22) patients are admitted to the COVID-19 ward at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, five (5) of whom are vaccinated, one (1) patient is partially vaccinated, and sixteen (16) patients are  unvaccinated. 


One (1) new death was recorded on the January 17th, 2022. A 90-year-old male tested positive for  COVID-19 on January 10th, 2021, he was admitted to the isolation ward at the Milton Cato  Memorial Hospital and died on the 17th of January of COVID-19 pneumonia. 

The patient was unvaccinated. His death brings the death toll from COVID-19 to eighty-eight (88).


Twenty-nine (29) recoveries were noted over the reporting period. Eight hundred and seventy eight (878) cases are currently active and eighty-eight (88) persons with COVID-19 have died. Six thousand six hundred and four (6604) cases of COVID-19 and five thousand and six hundred and  thirty-eight (5638) recoveries have been recorded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since March  2020.  

In view of the confirmed presence of the Omicron as the dominant variant 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 are strongly recommended. The public is reminded to always wear a properly fitting  mask, get vaccinated and boosted and seek care early.