St. Vincent and the Grenadines, today, Wednesday,confirmed 16 new COVID-19 cases.
Eleven adult nationals without a recent travel history have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 28, health officials said.
Ten cases can be linked to the previously identified positive cases. The 11th is being investigated.
Contact tracing, linking and testing related to all of these local cases are ongoing, a statement said.
Meanwhile, five non-national adult travelers arrived from the United States and the UNited Kingdom between Dec. 26 and Jan. 3 with negative PCR tests.
Subsequent testing during the quarantine period revealed positive PCR results.
These travelers remain isolated until cleared by two negative results.
Persons with flu-like symptoms such as sore throat, fever and cough are asked to go to the district Flu Clinics for testing and care. The Flu Clinics in the nine health districts are:
1. Kingstown Health District – Kingstown Health Centre
2. Pembroke Health District – Buccament Polyclinic, Layou Health Centre,
3. Chateaubelair (North Leeward) Health District – Coull’s Hill Health Centre, Chateaubelair SMART Hospital
4. Marriaqua Health District – Levi Latham Health Complex, Evesham Health Centre, Lowmans Windward Health Centre
5. Calliaqua Health District – Stubbs Polyclinic, Belair Health Centre
6. Cedars Health District – Biabou Health Centre, South Rivers Health Centre
7. Georgetown (North Windward) Health District – Georgetown SMART Hospital, Sandy Bay Health Centre, Owia Health Center, Fancy Health Centre
8. Northern Grenadines Health District – Port Elizabeth Hospital
9. Southern Grenadines Health District – Celena Clouden Hospital, Myreau Health Centre, Canounan Health Centre.
Persons and their companions seeking care at any health care facility must wear facial coverings. Patients are advised that they will be screened for COVID-19.
The public is strongly urged to continue to wear facial coverings, sanitize their hands regularly and maintain physical distancing when possible.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines has now recorded one hundred and forty-nine (149) cases of COVID-19. One hundred (100) persons have recovered and forty-nine (49) remain active. All positive cases will continue to be isolated until cleared by two negative tests.
I am hoping that we have Health Professionals in SVG that will put the facts of these new cases in perspective so that everyone will know there is nothing to fear.
Knowledgeable virologists will tell you that in the normal life of most viruses they weaken in order to be able to spread more easily. This continues until the virus is so weak that it is nothing for most anyone to worry about. Many are saying this is already happening to Covid-19. Recently the overall average survival rate for anyone getting Covid-19 was 99.3%, then it was 99.6% now it is 99.9%. Until recently our government was doing a good job concerning the virus but it seems that now that we have a few cases, they are beginning to push the panic button and causing the ridiculous fear and draconian measures several other countries are using.
The countries (jurisdictions) NOT doing these ridiculous things are far better off than those that are. I hope we are not lemmings! I will never vote for anyone who treats me like one, disrespects my freedom of choice and movement for no good reason.
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