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St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on Monday, registered its 1,000th COVID-19 case, a mere 46 days after registering its 100th case, on Dec. 17.

The country took nine months to reach 100 cases, having detected its first case on March 11 — the same day that the World Health Organisation declared a global pandemic.

On Monday, the country confirmed an additional 57 cases from samples collected between Jan. 20 and Feb. 1, bringing the total to 1,008 cases.

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said that all of the new cases were detected during contact tracing and testing of persons with flu symptoms.

There are now 859 local cases of COVID-19, many of whom are linked as contacts of known positives, NEMO said.

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Two persons with COVID-19 have died and 262 persons have recovered.

There are now 744 active cases in the country. 

NEMO said that all positive cases will remain isolated until cleared.

“All close contacts of positive cases currently in quarantine, should contact the flu clinic in their district to arrange testing for clearance,” NEMO said.

“All residents of and visitors to St. Vincent and the Grenadines are reminded of the importance of consistently wearing facial coverings, practicing physical distancing and frequent hand washing or sanitization to reduce the likelihood of being infected with the virus which causes COVID-19.”

6 replies on “COVID cases increase 10-fold, reaching 1,008 in 46 days”

  1. You all don’t blame the heads of government there. You have to blame the people who came on from union island without tested when come in on the main land. People goes from all over the world on vacation. There are to many victims from all over the world. When throwing blame don’t forget the people that comes in from the Keyes.

  2. Time to close borders for a short while and start evening curfew. Waiting too long to add further measures. Is like they don’t understand exponential growth and respiratory viruses . One person can infected up to 40 others. Wear masks, cleans hands and physically distance from people not in your household. Deal with what you have now.

  3. I said couple of times that where one rat ran from a hole to count more than sixty in that hole, and that given present number to multiply It by 100. that number is only a tip of the iceberg. Very scary. Is jah hitting us with diseases ? covidititis.?

  4. Nathan 'Jolly' Green says:

    They brought in all those people to vote for them by air, then the allowed them to vote before quarantine had ended, huge political gatherings, nine mornings, World Boss er! more like world tosser.

  5. Kary mullis inventor of the pcr test said it cannot be used to diagnose any disease, don’t listen to the news or politicians they have sold you out to the billionaire scumbags at world economic forum.

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