Fifty-seven (57) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from four hundred and six (406) samples collected on Wednesday October 20th, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 14%. Thirty (30) rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on October 20th, 2021.
There are currently three (3) patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility. All are unvaccinated. Thirty-three (33) patients are admitted to the COVID-19 wards at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. Thirty-one (31) patients are unvaccinated, and one (1) patient is fully vaccinated and one (1) is partially vaccinated.
No new deaths were recorded over the reporting period.
No new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. One thousand seven hundred and fifty-
six (1756) cases are currently active and fifty-six (56) persons with COVID-19 have died. Four thousand and seven hundred and eighty-six (4786) cases of COVID-19 and two thousand, nine hundred and seventy-four (2974) 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 useof masks, avoidanceof crowds, physical distancing, proper hand sanitizing and immunization with available vaccines have all been proven to significantly reduce the risk of being infected, getting sick and or dying from the COVID-19 virus.