Seventeen new COVID-19 cases, Four recoveries recorded in SVG

St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Tuesday (March 2) reported seventeen (17) new COVID-19 cases from two hundred and thirty-six (236) samples received and processed on Monday March 1, 2021.

Twelve (12) of the new positives are eight (8) patients, three (3) staff members and one (1) contact from the Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre (MHRC).

Of the remaining five (5) positive persons, three (3) are contacts of a known positive not related to MHRC and the other two (2) are persons who presented to health care facilities seeking care. The positivity rate for Monday March 1, 2021 is 7.2%.

Four (4) persons were cleared bringing the number of total recoveries to nine hundred and forty-nine (949). Six hundred and eighty-eight (688) cases remain active and eight (8) persons with COVID-19 have died. One thousand, six hundred and forty-five(1645) cases of COVID-19 have been reported in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since March 2020.

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