Press Release – St. Vincent and the Grenadines today confirmed eight (8) new COVID-19 cases from samples collected between January 17th and February 2nd .
All of the new cases were detected during contact tracing and testing of persons with flu symptoms.
There are now nine hundred and eighteen (918) local cases of COVID-19, many of whom are linked as contacts of known positives.
A 76 year old female is the third (3rd) person to die from complications of COVID- 19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The patient, who was admitted to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital on January 31, 2021, had multiple pre-exiting conditions and succumbed to multiorgan failure on February 3, 2021.
Sixty-three (63) additional persons have recovered bringing the number of total recoveries to three hundred and thirty-eight (338).
Seven hundred and twenty-six (726) cases remain active and three (3) persons with COVID-19 have died. One thousand and sixty-seven (1067) cases of COVID-19 have been reported in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since March 2020.