Thirty-seven (37) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from 178 samples collected on Tuesday November 9, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 20.8 per cent. Fifteen (15) new rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on November 9th, 2021.
There are currently 12 patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility. Eleven patients are unvaccinated, and one patient is partially vaccinated. Seventeen patients are admitted to the COVID-19 wards at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. Fifteen patients are unvaccinated and two are partially vaccinated.
A 59-year-old male who tested positive for COVID-19 on October 28, 2021, died on November 6, 2021, of COVID-19 pneumonia. The deceased was unvaccinated. A 90-year-old female who tested positive for COVID-19 died on November 10, 2021, of COVID-19 pneumonia. The deceased was partially vaccinated and had underlying conditions. Their deaths bring the death toll from COVID-19 to seventy-one (71).
No new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. One thousand one hundred and sixty one (1161) cases are currently active and seventy-one (71) persons with COVID-19 have died. Five thousand two hundred and four (5204) cases of COVID-19 and three thousand nine hundred and seventy-two (3972) 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.