Large Number of SVGs Covid-19 Cases Came From One Place

BDemion McTair. Updated 2:38 p.m., Thursday, 23 April 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4)

Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, Senator Luke Browne today (April 23), outlined how early testing helped the ministry to track a particular number of the country’s Covid-19 cases.

“We recognized from early testing that a significant number of our cases were linked to a particular place of employment overseas and we decided that the remaining number of persons from that group should be tested” – Senator Browne said.

“This is one of the success I believe that we have had in terms of surveillance and it is an important development from the standpoint of containment” – Browne added.

The minister did not give specifics as to the exact number of cases or the particular place of employment overseas.

The health ministry has been tight-lipped about information regarding specific Covid-19 patients for confidentiality reasons.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines has recorded 13 positive Covid-19 cases, 12 of which are imported and one under investigation as the person has no known travel history.

Four persons have so far recovered.

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