Grenada recorded 140 new positive cases yesterday increasing its total number of confirmed cases to 1,613.
According to the COVID-19 dashboard for September 7, Grenada now has 1,302 active cases of which 1,294 are local cases and eight are imported cases.
Grenada’s death toll now stands at 13.
There are 26 persons currently hospitalised, 1,302 persons in isolation and 495 persons in quarantine facilities.
In a previous media release the Ministry of Health said the number of COVID-19 cases in Grenada continues to rise exponentially.
During the past week, the number of new cases ranged between 78 and 281 daily, with 231 new cases recorded on Monday.
Females account for the majority of the cases, 54 per cent, with 46 per cent being males. Those who have tested positive for the virus, range in age from two months to 92-years old. The majority of the cases are persons between 18 and 60 years of age, with 10 per cent under 18 years and 6 per cent, above 60.
The Ministry of Health reminds persons that while the vaccine will not prevent persons from contracting or spreading the virus, it reduces the severity of any symptoms and lessens the likelihood of hospitalisation and even death. COVID-19 cases have been recorded in all parishes and on the sister island of Carriacou.
The Ministry of Health is continuing its vaccination programme, administering the two vaccines which are available locally. To date, 27,046 persons have received their first dose and 19,483 persons have received both doses and are considered fully vaccinated.
Comparatively, Grenada has one of the lowest rates of vaccination among CARICOM member states. Statistics published by Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in late August, show St Kitts and Nevis at the top with 39 per cent, Antigua and Barbuda with 34 per cent, Barbados 32 per cent, and Trinidad and Tobago and Dominica with 28 per cent.
The Ministry says four countries are recorded with rates lower than Grenada – the Bahamas, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Jamaica and Haiti