The Ministry of Health has received result for all but one of the COVID-19 cases it sent to Trinidad for testing.
The ministry said in a release Thursday night that based on results received from the public health lab at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad at 7:38 p.m. Thursday, there are no new COVID-19 cases in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
“To date 31 persons have been tested for COVID-19, with 34 swabs being done. Results for 30 persons have been received, with 1 positive result, that of our index case on March 11, 2020. One result remains outstanding,” the ministry said in a press release Thursday night.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Simone Keizer Beache had told iWitness News at 7:36 p.m. Thursday that the ministry was yet to receive the latest set of results.
In its press release, the ministry urged the public to adhere to the advice provided on hand washing hygiene, physical (social) distancing and to the quarantine requirement for all persons who have recently travelled from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union — including Martinique and Guadeloupe.
“The Ministry will continue to provide the public with additional information as it becomes available,” the statement said.