Twenty-three (23) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from one hundred and thirty-five (135) samples collected on Wednesday November 3rd, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 17%. Nine (9) new rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on November 3rd, 2021.
There are currently eleven (11) patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility. Ten (10) are unvaccinated and one (1) is fully vaccinated. Twenty-five (25) patients are admitted to the COVID-19 wards at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. Twenty-two (22) patients are unvaccinated, two (2) patients are partially vaccinated, and one (1) patient is fully vaccinated.
No deaths were recorded over the reporting period.
No new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. One thousand and eighty-four (1084) cases are currently active and sixty-nine (69) persons with COVID-19 have died. Five thousand and seventy-three (5073) cases of COVID-19 and three thousand nine hundred and twenty (3920) 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 have all been proven to significantly reduce the risk of being infected, getting sick and or dying from the COVID-19 virus.