Ten (10) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from three hundred and eleven (311) samples collected on Wednesday October 27th, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 17.8%. Six (6) new rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on October 27th, 2021.
There are currently two (2) 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 (30) patients are unvaccinated, one (1) is partially vaccinated and two (2) patients are fully vaccinated.
A 55-year-old female who tested positive for COVID-19 on October 15th, 2021, died on October 27th, 2021. The deceased was unvaccinated. Her death brings the death toll from COVID-19 to sixty-six (66).
Two (2) new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. One thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight (1798) cases are currently active and sixty-six (66) persons with COVID-19 have died. Four thousand and nine hundred and fifty-one (4951) cases of COVID-19 and three thousand and eighty-seven (3087) 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 recommend
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.