Another case of COVID-19 was confirmed in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday, according to a post on Minister of Health Senator Luke Browne’s Facebook page.
“5 new results reported (one positive and 4 negative), one additional sample sent off for testing and an additional 14 persons entered quarantine,” Browne said in the post, shortly before 10 p.m.
The 6 p.m. update from the Ministry of Health had put the number of positive cases at 16.
This means, according to the minister’s post, that the number of positive cases has risen to 17.
The National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) which issues update on test results was yet to make a statement.
At least four of the 16 persons who tested positive for COVID-19 in SVG contracted the illness locally.