Owia man, 25, becomes tenth person to die from COVID-19 in SVG

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines recorded one (1) new COVID-19 death today, Monday March 22, 2021, taking the COVID-19 death count to ten (10).

The patient, a twenty-five (25) year old male resident of Owia, tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday March 19, after presenting to the Modern Medical and Diagnostic Centre (Georgetown) – Accident and Emergency department with shortness of breath and decreased appetite. The young man was transferred to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital and died this morning at 5:45am from COVID pneumonia.

One thousand, seven hundred (1700) cases of COVID-19 have been reported in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since March 2020. Fifteen hundred and twenty-three (1523) cases have recovered. One hundred and sixty-seven (167) cases remain active and ten (10) persons with COVID-19 have died.

The public is urged to consistently use properly fitting masks, sanitize, physically distance and get vaccinated to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.