SVG COVID-19: Thirty-eight (38) new cases; forty-six (46) recoveries

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) on Thursday January 28, 2021, confirmed thirty-eight (38) new COVID-19 cases.

All of the cases were detected during contact tracing, testing at flu clinics and exit screening. There are now seven hundred and twenty-four (724) local cases of COVID-19, the majority of whom are linked to various clusters.

Forty-six (46) persons have recovered bringing the total number of recoveries to two hundred and twenty (220).

Six hundred and forty-three (643) cases remain active in SVG and two (2) persons with COVID-19 have died.

Eight hundred and sixty-five (865) cases of COVID-19 have been reported in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since March 2020. All positive cases will remain isolated until cleared. All close contacts of positive cases should contact the flu clinic in their district to arrange testing for clearance.

May be a cartoon of text that says "WHO IS A CLOSE CONTACT? HEALTHWELLNS ASHARED YOUR HEALTH ம் RESPONSIBILITY AND THE GRENADINES You had a face- to- face encounter with this person. The encounter was within less than 6 feet of each other. The encounter was for more than 15 minutes. No masks were worn."All residents of and visitors to St. Vincent and the Grenadines are reminded of the importance of consistently wearing facial coverings to protect themselves from being infected with the virus which causes COVID-19.