By Demion McTair. Updated 5:13 p.m., Sunday, May 2, 2021, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
Eighteen (18) new Covid-19 cases have been recorded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, sixteen (16) of which are evacuees in shelters.
In a release today (May 2), the National Emergency Management Organization – NEMO, said the new cases were reported from one hundred and ninety-two (192) samples processed on April 30th, 2021 resulting in a positivity rate of 9.4%.
Twelve (12) new recoveries were noted over the reporting period.
NEMO said no new COVID-19 cases were recorded from forty-four (44) samples processed on May 1st, 2021.
One hundred and forty (140) cases are currently active and eleven (11) persons with COVID-19 have died, NEMO said.
NEMO is urging the public to continue to use masks, sanitize, physically distance, and get vaccinated to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Meanwhile, some 14,526 people have so far removed at least their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in St. Vincent and the Grenadines according to the May 1 update by the Ministry of Health, Wellness, and the Environment.