SVG records fifty-three (53) new COVID-19 cases

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines confirmed fifty-three (53) new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday (January 20, 2021).

Two (2) cases are non-nationals who arrived from the USA with negative RT-PCR tests and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.

All of the other cases are nationals detected during contact tracing, testing at flu clinics and targeted screening. There are now five hundred and fifteen (515) local cases of COVID-19, the majority of whom are linked to various clusters.

Six hundred and fifty-five (655) cases of COVID-19 have been reported in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since March 2020.

One hundred and twenty-two (122) persons have recovered, five hundred and thirty-one (531) cases remain active and two (2) persons with COVID-19 have died. All positive cases will remain isolated until cleared.

The Molecular Laboratory Unit is once again experiencing delays in the processing and reporting of results for RT-PCR samples due to a significant back log. Persons awaiting results are asked to remain in quarantine and call the health care facility in their district responsible for COVID-19 services.