Seventeen new positive cases of Covid 19 were reported in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Tuesday

Seventeen new positive cases of Covid 19 were reported in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Tuesday, from two hundred and thirty-six (236) samples received and processed on Monday March 1.

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

Of the other five (5) positive persons, three (3) are contacts of a known positive not related to the Facility 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 continue to use a mask, sanitize, practice physical distancing and get vaccinated to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.