Kingstown (ON SVG) – St. Vincent and the Grenadines has recorded its 3rd Covid-19 case.
The Ministry of health said Friday in a release that the case is an imported one. The positive result was one of two results returned. The other result was negative.
“The sample which tested positive was taken from a male patient who had traveled to SVG from Barbados on March 18, 2020. The patient had placed himself under voluntary quarantine from the time of his arrival in SVG” – the release said.
“He developed symptoms on March 29 and informed healthcare workers about them on March 31, at which time a sample for Covid-19 testing was taken from him” – the release added.
The Ministry said the patient is a Vincentian national and has been in isolation under close monitoring by health officials since the sample was taken.
“The process of informing the patient and any possible earlier contacts has commenced” – the Ministry said in the release.
SVG recorded its second confirmed Covid-19 case on April 1, 2020.