Forty-eight (48) new COVID-19 cases; 44 local and 4 imported – (January 15)

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RELEASE: St. Vincent and the Grenadines today confirmed forty-eight (48) new COVID-19 cases.

Four (4) of the cases arrived with negative PCR results and tested positive on entry screening.

All of the other forty-four (44) cases are nationals with no history of recent travel. These cases were detected during contact tracing, testing of persons with flu-like symptoms and exit screening.

There are now two-hundred and fifty-five (255) local cases under investigation.

The strict compliance with quarantine and isolation is even more important now in order to suppress any further spread of this viral illness. Persons who have been instructed to quarantine while awaiting their results, must not leave their quarantine sites until they receive their tests results.

A total of three hundred and eighty-eight (388) cases of COVID-19 have been reported in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. One hundred and seven (107) persons have recovered and two hundred and eighty- one (281) cases remain active. There are currently seventeen (17) COVID-19 patients admitted for care. All positive cases will continue to be isolated until cleared.