The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines increased by one-third on Thursday with four new cases bringing the total to 12.
The Caribbean Public Health Agency reported on the 30 pending samples, 26 of which were negative and four positive for COVID-19.
“These are all imported cases. One of the patients has already made a full recovery. Thus, there are currently 11 active cases,” the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said.
“The patients, who have been informed, are all Vincentian nationals and have been in isolation since the samples were taken for testing. Monitoring of these patients is ongoing and all close contacts have been identified. All additional public health measures will continue including the implementation of additional quarantine where necessary,” NEMO further sated.
“The public is reminded to continue to practice the basic but highly effective public health measures of hand hygiene, cough etiquette, physical distancing and strict adherence to quarantine to keep us all safe from COVID-19. The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines will continue to keep the public informed as we manage this public health challenge together.”