St. Vincent and the Grenadines has recorded its eighteenth (18) positive COVID-19 case following receipt of results on Tuesday (May 19) from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Lab. This new case, according to the Health Services Subcommittee of the National Emergency Committee, is an occupant of a home with two known positive COVID-19 cases.
There were no other new positive results in this batch of 17 PCR COVID-19 tests, that included tests for the Carnival Crew members who returned to St. Vincent and the Grenadines on May 14, 2020.
There are now four (4) active and fourteen (14) recovered cases of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines,
The Health Services Subcommittee continues to stress the importance of maintaining the public health measures currently in place which include hand hygiene, cough etiquette, physical distancing of at least 3-6 feet in public spaces, face coverings and strict adherence to quarantine and isolation.
The committee maintains that these measures are vital, if we are to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.