St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on Saturday, recorded its fourth COVID-19 death, the second in three days.
Dead is an 88-year-old male, a hypertensive patient was admitted to hospital on Jan. 28.
The man died at 8:45 a.m. Saturday from sepsis secondary to COVID-19 pneumonia, the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO)
Meanwhile, the country, also on Saturday, confirmed 67 new COVID-19 cases from samples collected between Jan. 26 and Feb. 5.
The majority of these samples were collected on Jan. 26 and 28 , NEMO said, adding that one case was imported from the United States and was detected on screening between day 7 and 10. Three cases were detected during exit screening. The remainder of the cases were detected during contact tracing and testing of persons with flu symptoms.
There are now 1,119 local cases of COVID-19 out of the total of 1,269 cases reported in since March 2020.
Eight more persons have been cleared, bringing the number of total recoveries to 409 and 856 cases remain active.
The Ministry of Health, on Friday, confirmed that there is community spread of COVID-19 in SVG and announced a number of measures to curb that spread.
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.
NEMO further noted that the use of masks in public or private spaces to which the public has access is now mandatory under the Public Health Act 2020.
Public transportation vehicles may only transport one half of the persons the vehicle is licensed to carry.
This one half includes the driver and the conductor.
“These measures are aimed at reducing the potential for any increase in the incidence of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines,” NEMO said.
Wow Takes people to die, takes the numbers to go up for Vincy people to get this??? or is there some other explanation????
Closing the barn door after the animals have all fled eh? Nice!
In other words, he did not die OF Covid, but WITH Covid. It is never good news when anyone departs whether Covid contributed or not. The flu is far more deadly than Covid and so is pneumonia. Since Covid there is virtually no more reports of flu.
All around the world MOST, not all, countries are putting these harsh and stupid, NOT BASED IN SCIENCE, restrictions on their people. Even though ALL SCIENTIFIC STUDIES have PROVEN OVER AND OVER AGAIN that these masks do NOT protect the wearer NOR DO THEY STOP THE SPREAD of Covid. Nevertheless we are all forced to wear them…The mentally “meek”, being steered by billionaires certainly have inherited the Earth and are forcing the rest of us to follow like lemmings!
For the first year of Covid Anthony Fauchi (the guy who has himself done NO research in 40 years) admitted the masks are WORTHLESS but wearing a mask is SYMBOLIC. Now since the paper mask industry went from 900 Million US$ to 167 BILLION$$$ He sings a different tune for Big Pharma.
Symbolic of what?….subservience to Globalism and the “Great” Reset? Some say it is a symbol that you belong to the “religion” of “I CAN’T THINK FOR MYSELF” cult. Now in SVG we are being forced to endanger our health by being forced to virtually ALWAYS wear a mask so that we can suffer the effects of Oxygen Deprivation as well as increase our chances of getting pneumonia, other sicknesses and yes…INCREASE OUR CHANCES OF GETTING COVID. I am in no way afraid of getting Covid but you and others may be. It is unfair to all of us. I do not like wearing a mask because I look like a frightened subservient stupid fool but I also do not like getting headaches from O2 Deprivation and increasing my chances of getting other sicknesses but I guess….
THOSE OF US THAT DO NOT LIKE TO BE STUPID SHEEP HAVE NO RIGHTS!…Baaa, baa!
There is definitely a problem using the plane and quarantine. Locations. It appears that people are ok before using these facilities, then day after they develop symptoms of the disease.
Something is wrong. SVG may face total lockdown soon, especially if it cannot determine where, how, why, when and who is spreading the disease.
This covid is really having our people going wax. All is going demented. This disease is in the air, you just have to be careful with all that’s happening around you. Wash your face and hands when in your house. Use spay to help eliminate what ever you bring in from outside. Change your clothes when you come in . put it in the wash. You might help safeguard your family.
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