St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on Friday, reported a further nine COVID-19 cases in emergency shelters, bringing the total in these settings to 42.
The new cases were among 17 that the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) announced on Friday.
Other new cases were identified during contact tracing, routine screening and exit screening.
At least two emergency shelters, located in Stubbs and Biabou, have been placed on lockdown, as the country had recorded 33 cases at emergency shelters, including two cases in private homes.
The 17 cases on Friday were from 204 samples processed on Thursday, resulting in a positivity rate of 8.3%.
SVG now has 159 active cases from the 1912 cases recorded since March 2020.
The country has recorded 1,741 recoveries and 12 person have died of COVID-19
NEMO is urging the to continue to use masks, sanitize, physically distance and get vaccinated to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in SVG.