By Demion 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.