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The isolation facility at Argyle. (File photo by Lance Neverrson/Facebook)
The isolation facility at Argyle. (File photo by Lance Neverrson/Facebook)
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Sixteen people in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) were, up to Saturday, hospitalised because of COVID-19, health authorities said on Sunday.

The number was five more than were warded on Thursday.

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) did not disclose the vaccination status of the patients, as it had done in a previous press statement.

According to the press statement issued on Friday, all of the 11 persons warded at the Argyle Isolation Facility were unvaccinated. 

Meanwhile, in its latest update, released on Sunday, NEMO said that 63 new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from 443 samples processed on Friday. This resulted in a positivity rate of 14.22%.

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One of the new cases is an imported case from Canada and all other cases are contacts of positive cases or people seeking care.

Three new recoveries were noted over the reporting period, leaving 442 cases active.

It was the second consecutive reporting period for which more than 60 new cases were recorded.

On Saturday, NEMO said that 61 new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from 514 samples processed on Thursday, resulting in a positivity rate of 11.9%.

Since March 2020, SVG has recorded 2791 cases of COVID-19, 2,335 of whom have recovered. 

Fourteen people with COVID-19 have died.

“In view of the confirmed presence of the Delta, Mu and Gamma variants in the community and the significant increase in the number of new infections, transmission, severe COVID-19 disease and deaths, strict enforcement and compliance with all protocols and recommendations by everyone is strongly recommended,” NEMO said.

“The correct and consistent use of masks, avoidance of crowds, physical distancing, proper hand sanitising and immunisation with available vaccines have all been proven to significantly reduce the risk of being infected, getting sick and or dying from the COVID-19 virus.’

10 replies on “16 COVID patients hospitalised; active cases soar to 442”

  1. There we go again, always the unvaxxed. Bearing the blame.
    So what about those who are completely vaccinated, still getting sick and is helping to spread the virus?.
    You all are just trying scare mongering tactics, stop forcing people, ease up on the pressure to fulfill your own agenda.
    Persons will take the vaccine, but you have to stop pushing and threatening, because as you push persons heart get harder. And will push back.


  2. That’s been their mantra from day 1. Fearmongering and now its on Episode: BLAME THE UNVACCINATED like vaccinations people have been spared the worse.

    You on spot on about the fact that their tactics are backfiring. Everyone is aware. Everyone except them.

  3. Pandora you All should shut you all twat down there in saint Vincent. All who is running you all mouth should get the virus and die. The ones who is rejecting from taking the vaccine should really die.

  4. Reading is a challenge for far too many of us. It might be a bigger challenge than any other in these times. And this ought not to be so – especially if we plan to respond to what we plan to read.

  5. Well PANDORA, it’s quite clear that you’re one of the unvaxed, so get back in your box and let it be sealed shut.

  6. The facts remain that only unvaccinated people have died in SVG from COVID-19. Vaccinated people may contract the virus but the vaccine in their system fights it, thus saving their life. I’m an undertaker and yesterday alone we picked up 2 human remains that are of suspected COVID-19 case. People let’s protect ourselves and family. Apply wisdom that thy days may be long.

  7. You take it you may live, you take it you may die, so people it’s like a lottery take the chance and take it you may live to tell the tale like me, every thing we do it’s a gamble

  8. Why as Vincentians we are not willing to respect people’s right to freedom of choice? Why the quarreling with one another because of having different opinions? It is awfully time that we act as a civilized society and learn to respect people’s choices even if we disagree with them. The Almighty Being respects people’s right to choose. He said at Galatians 6:5 that “every man shall hear his OWN burden.” I have been vaccinated but I will not force someone else to get vaccinated. I respect people’s right to freedom of choice. No one forced me to take the vaccine; in all fairness I will not force anyone to do so.

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