St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on Thursday, recorded 103 cases of COVID-19, just seven fewer than it recorded in the first nine months of the pandemic.
“Many of the cases are clustered in families and small social groups including patrons of gambling sheds and rum shops,” the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said.
There are now 1,021 local cases of COVID-19 detected in the country since Dec. 28, when there was a spoke in cases.
NEMO said that the cases confirmed on Thursday were from samples collected between Jan. 21 and Feb. 3rd.
“All of the new cases were detected during contact tracing, routine screening and testing of persons with flu symptoms,” NEMO said.
SVG has recorded 1.170 cases of COVID-19 March 2020.
NEMO said that 39 persons were cleared on Thursday, bringing the total number of recoveries 377.
This means that 790 cases remain active.
Three persons with COVID-19 have died.
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.
It reminded all residents of and visitors to SVG are reminded of the importance of consistently wearing facial coverings, practicing physical distancing and frequent hand washing, or sanitisation, to reduce the likelihood of being infected with the virus which causes COVID-19.