The following statement was issued by the Ministry of Health in Grenada:

On 17 December 2020, the Ministry of Health announced the laboratory diagnosis of 9 new positive cases of Covid-19.

Based on the size of the cluster and vigorous contact tracing efforts, the number of positive cases is constantly changing, as more tests are being conducted and many other individuals are carded to be retested in the coming days.

The number of positive cases currently on island, is now 45 and are reflected as follows:

At last update on 15 December, there were 44 active cases. Since then, one person has been medically cleared.
Further, 7 guests at Sandals Grenada who tested positive, have since left the island. They did so before results were obtained.
Therefore, as of 16 December there was a total of 36 active cases on island.
17 December, a further 9 cases were diagnosed, bringing the total of active cases to 45.
Overall, Grenada has recorded 94 positive cases of Covid-19 since the pandemic reached our shores in March.

At this point, the Ministry of Health advises the general public to be on very high alert, and to take every precaution to protect themselves and others from the transmission of this virus. Further, everyone who has been ordered to remain in quarantine because of contact with a positive case, must do so for a period of 14 days, as mandated.

Failure to comply with this order is a risk to public health and safety, and a violation of the Quarantine Act of Grenada.

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