COVID-19 cases rise as volcanic disaster unfolds in St. Vincent

By Demion McTair. Updated 10:36 a.m., Monday, April 12, 2021, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Kingstown, St. Vincent: The number of COVID-19 cases in St. Vincent and the Grenadines continues to rise, even as a volcanic disaster unfolds.

The National Emergency Management Organization – NEMO said Monday that fourteen (14) new positive cases have been recorded from thirty-four (34) samples received and tested on April 11th, 2021.

The increase results in a positivity rate of 41.2%. All of these cases are contacts of known COVID-19 positive cases, NEMO started in a release.

It is not known if these cases are linked to shelters.

There are now one hundred and thirty-one (131) active COVID-19 cases and ten (10) persons with COVID-19 have died.

No new recoveries were recorded over the reporting period. The number of total recoveries remains at sixteen hundred and sixty-five (1665). One thousand, eight hundred and six (1806) cases of COVID-19 have been reported in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since March 2020, NEMO said.

NEMO said it is urged to continue to use masks, sanitize, physically distance and get vaccinated to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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