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Mental Health

A wing of the Mental Health Centre in Glen. (File photo: Searchlight/FB)

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Twenty-three cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at the Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre in Glen.

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said, on Friday, that the cases were uncovered during contact tracing and general screening.

Of the cases, 21 are patients and two are staff members.

“Isolation and quarantine measures are being implemented along with additional testing to ensure containment of any further spread in the facility,” NEMO said in its daily press statement.

“None of the persons is unwell.”

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Three other COVID-19 cases were confirmed, on Thursday, including one person who tested positive on quarantine day five.

Additionally, one person tested positive on exit screening and one contact of a known case also tested positive.

NEMO also said that 19 persons were cleared bringing the number of total recoveries to 932.

This means that 616 cases remain active.

Eight persons with COVID-19 have died in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Since March 2020, the country has confirmed 1,556 cases of COVID-19.

“The public is urged to consistently use a mask, sanitize, physically distance and get vaccinated to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines,” NEMO said. 

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3 replies on “23-case C-19 cluster at Mental Health Centre”

  1. Avatar Of William HarrissWilliam Harriss says:

    There is a reason for this and I have told the minister what is happening, it is much worse than this, this is only the tip of the iceberg.

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