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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.

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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.

9 replies on “103 new COVID cases linked to families, gambling sheds, rum shops”

  1. WOW! WOW! WOW! Lord have mercy on SVG. What a figure! And no community spread? Haha Haha! For a country with a population of less than 125,000, this is outrageous!!!!!!! Mandatory or not, wear, wear, wear your masks!
    I recall a period of time last year when SVG had 4 active cases and those 4 persons remained active for nearly two weeks at least. Interestingly, since the spike began, all of a sudden you start to read or hear, 16 recovered, 20+ recovered, now 39 recovered. Why are so many recovering now every day, unlike before? Is the MOH and NEMO really telling us the truth? Or are they hiding the truth so the country will look a little better? I’ll never trust those recovery figures revealed by MOH and NEMO.

  2. these rum drinkers dont care at all they are careless and the government also must be blame you cant give and establishment a liquor licence and most of these rum shops dont have a bathroom facility not even a handwash station,95% of these shops has no bathroom all of these liquor liscence should be revoked until all these rum shops should get their act together its not looking good for tourism either,you cant market a country and this sort of lawlessness going on unless the government dont get all these establishment to get bathrooms and handwash stations whats good in wearing a mask when the human waste is not contained.

  3. Dear Sir,
    In the event that you post my comment, I kindly recommend that you delete the part that states: “And no community spread? Haha Haha!” I had sent the message before the news came out on community spread taking place.
    Also delete 125,000 and replace it with 115,000. Thank you Sir.

  4. Watching, are you saying that no toilets in the churches either. Tell Brianna he is the new toilet police.

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