By Demion McTair. Updated 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2021, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
The number of COVID-19 cases at shelters housing volcano evacuees continues to rise.
In a press release issued today, May 7, the National Emergency Management Organization – NEMO said nine (9) new Covid-19 cases have been recorded at shelters.
The nine (9) new cases at shelters are part of a batch of seventeen (17) new COVID-19 positive cases from two hundred and four (204) samples processed on Thursday, May 6th, 2021.
The other new cases were identified during contact tracing, routine screening and exit screening, NEMO said.
The Covid-19 positivity rate is now at 8.3%.
According to these new figures from NEMO, it means that the total number of Covid-19 positive cases at emergency shelters is now at 41.
No new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. One hundred and fifty-nine (159) cases are currently active and twelve (12) persons with COVID-19 have died.
One thousand, nine hundred and twelve (1912) cases of COVID-19 and seventeen hundred and forty-one (1741) recoveries have been recorded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since March 2020.
NEMO said it 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.