St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on Tuesday, confirmed 31 new COVID-19 cases and health officials announced that six patients have been admitted for care, two of them seriously ill.
All of the new cases are nationals with no history of recent travel and have brought to 155, the number of local cases that health authorities say are under investigation.
The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said that SVG has recorded 284 cases of COVID-19.
Of these106 persons have recovered and 178 remain active.
All positive cases will continue to be isolated until cleared by two negative tests, NEMO said.
“The basic public health measures of mask wearing, physical distancing, hand hygiene and compliance with quarantine and isolation remain extremely critical to reducing the risk of contracting and spreading the virus which causes COVID-19,” NEMO further stated.