SVG’s 2nd Covid-19 patient tested 3 days after arriving

Kingstown (One News St. Vincent) – A female who had traveled to St. Vincent and the Grenadines from the USA on March 25 is the country’s second Covid-19 case.

The Ministry of Health said in a release Wednesday, the patient and all other passengers on her flight were in mandatory quarantine from the time of her arrival in SVG and reported symptoms on March 28, when a sample was taken for Covid-19.

“The Vincentian national was maintained in isolation since that period. CARPHA reported the laboraroty test confirming a positive result today at approximately 12:34 p.m.” – the relase from the Ministry Of Health said.

“The patient has already been told of her result, and the process of informing other contacts has commenced. Public health measures will continue with the identification of additional contacts and the implementation of additional quarantine where necessary” – the release added.

As of March 31, 2020, samples for 44 persons had been sent for testing. There have been 2 positives results. Samples for 4 persons were rejected by CARPHA because they did not satisfy the testing criteria for COVID-19. All other results were reported negative, the Ministry said.

The first Covid-19 patient has recovered.

Written by onenewsstvincent

One News St. Vincent is a subsidiary of ONE NEWS MEDIA which also includes Campus Reporter News (UWI Mona) and Secrets of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Travel and Tourism site. One News St. Vincent was founded on March 25, 2020. It is designed to bring a fresh social media engagement approach to news presentation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the rest of the eastern Caribbean.

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