St.Vincent and the Grenadines records Forty-four (44) new COVID-19 positive cases

Forty-four (44) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from two hundred and twenty-eight (228) samples collected on Monday November 8th, 2021, resulting in a positivity rate of 19.3 percent.

Sixteen (16) new rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on November 8th, 2021.

Health officials say there are currently twelve (12) patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility. Eleven (11) patients are unvaccinated, and one (1) patient is partially vaccinated.

Seventeen (17) patients are admitted to the COVID-19 wards at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. Fifteen (15) patients are unvaccinated and two (2) are partially vaccinated.

No deaths were recorded over the reporting period. COVID-19.

Twenty-five (25) new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. One thousand one hundred and twenty-six (1126) cases are currently active and sixty-nine (69) persons with COVID-19 have died.

Five thousand one hundred and sixty-seven (5167) cases of COVID-19 and three thousand nine hundred and seventy-two (3972) recoveries have been recorded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since March 2020.

In view of the confirmed presence of the Delta, Mu and Gamma variants in the community and the significant increase in the number of new infections, transmission, severe COVID-19 disease and deaths, strict enforcement and compliance with all protocols and recommendations by everyone is strongly recommended.

The correct and consistent use of masks, avoidance of crowds, physical distancing, proper hand sanitizing and immunization with available vaccines 2 have all been proven to significantly reduce the risk of being infected, getting sick and or dying from the COVID-19 virus.

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