Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – The latest Covid-19 positive case in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), has no known travel history, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Simone Keizer Beache is quoted to have said on Tuesday.
One News SVG had already reported, based on our excellent sources, that SVG recorded its first non-imported covid-19 case today (April 21).
A release issued tonight (April 21), the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) stated that “The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment wishes to advise the public that there is no evidence of community transmission relative to Covid-19, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines”.
The release said that since the revelation of the 13th covid-19 positive case, “speculation has been rife, about the origin of this latest case”.
“According to the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Simone Keizer, ongoing preliminary investigations into the new case point to a possible local transmission, since the individual in question has no known travel history.
Dr. Keizer-Beache distinguished between local and community spread saying, Community Spread refers to instances where several people in a community test positive for Covid-19 without any known contact with an imported case. “Local spread” or a “Secondary case” describes a situation where the person was never abroad, but was exposed to an imported case, so that the source of the infection can be identified” – the release added.
Three (3) persons have so face made full recoveries from Covid-19 in SVG.