Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Simone Keizer-Beache. (IWN file photo)

The COVID-19 cases confirmed in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are spread across the country, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Simone Keizer-Beache said this week.

“Therefore, we are seeing persons in the North Windward health district, which would be Georgetown, in the North Leeward Health District, which would be Chateaubelair, the South Leeward Health District, which would be Pembroke, and also the Calliaqua Health District, Mesopotamia’ Health District, Cedars Health District, northern Grenadines and Southern Grenadines,” she said.

Keizer-Beache was speaking in the wake of a release by the Health Services Sub-Committee of NEMO, which she chairs, which said that the highest number of cases has been recorded in the Pembroke Health District.

“Persons are asked to be aware of the fact that the release which stated that we were seeing the largest numbers in the Pembroke Health District, which includes Layou, it includes Buccament, those numbers refer to where persons live and not where persons got their tests,” she said.

“However, as I said, there are cases throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines and persons should be cautious wherever they go. That is why we are saying you should wear your masks.

“It does not matter if you are in the Pembroke District, the Marriaqua District, the Cedars District, the Georgetown District. Wherever you are in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, we are seeing cases from your district, we are seeing clusters from your district,” the chief medical officer said.

“And we advise that you wear your mask wherever you go, whenever you are out of your house. We would continue to keep everyone updated and we ask that you abide by your quarantine and isolation orders, ask that you continue to wear your mask and that you do not gather in groups greater than 10 if you are indoors or greater than 20, if you are outdoors,” Keizer-Beache said.

As of Wednesday, SVG had recorded 602 cases of COVID-19, of which 464 are among residents with no recent travel history.

Those cases began to emerge on Dec. 28.

Two people have died of COVID-19 complications, 119 have recovered and 481 cases remain active.

6 replies on “SVG’s COVID cases spread across the country — CMO”

  1. I am in the UK and hospitals are under severe strain with Covid cases. I support your quarantine measures which had kept cases under control until recently.
    Please, please stick to the rules. Avoid mixing where possible, wear a mask while outdoors. Keep your distance. The UK hospitals, with all their resources, are struggling to cope. Keep this under control so you can.

  2. Kary mullis invented the pcr test said they cannot be used to diagnose any disease. Prolonged mask wearing is bad for your health, they caused most deaths in so called Spanish flu. It’s all about the great reset, build back better nonsense where only billioneres benefit. Wake up, save the children’s future.

  3. It should read;
    Two people have died WITH Covid-19 complications…. not…OF Covid-19!

    So far around the world the death rates are NO HIGHER since Covid-19 than they were before Covid-19. In fact, in many places that we have been told that people are dying like flies from Covid-19, they have had higher death rates in those corresponding months the year(s) before they had Covid-19, such as around Milan Italy.

    These people just happen to have had Covid-19. Their Health problems probably were exacerbated by Covid-19.

    1. Just a thought:
      Duke, I respect your views here, but I ask: Many who have died of Covid-19 complications, might they have lived longer had it not been for Covid complicating matters? Could many have recovered from a particular disease (eg, pneumonia) and be alive today, but unfortunately Covid caught them with a disease and caused them to die? Hence, I personally think that Covid-19 contributes to a lot more deaths than would have been without the existence of Covid.

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