90 percent of St. Vincent COVID-19 cases have fully recovered

By Demion McTair. Updated 4:22 a.m., Friday, June 19, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – Twenty-six (26) persons have now fully recovered from COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Agency for Public Information (API) reported on Thursday (June 18).

The latest recovery follows the receipt of the second negative PCR result for one person from the Public Health Laboratory at CARPHA, the API said.

The results were included in a batch of results for twenty-five (25) samples sent to the lab on Wednesday June 17, 2020.

The figure represents about 90 percent of the country’s 29 COVID-19 cases.

It means that only three (3) active COVID-19 cases are present in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Vincentian crew workers who were recently repatriated tested negative for COVID-19.

Four (4) Disney Crew members who disembarked on June 15, tested negative for COVID-19.

The entire group of seventy-five (75) Vincentian Crew members on board the Norwegian Cruise Line vessel, Oceania Marina which docked at Port Kingstown on Thursday (June 18), tested negative for COVID19.

Swabs for these PCR tests were collected on June 16, processed at the BEST-dos SANTOS Public Health Laboratory in Barbados and reported on June 18, the API says.

All of these nationals are scheduled to disembark on Friday June 19 and will complete a fourteen (14) day mandatory quarantine in their homes or a government approved facility, the API added.

Hundreds of sailors have so far been repatriated to the country.

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