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.