St. Vincent and the Grenadines recorded its 65th COVID-19 death when a 38-year-old man died at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH) on Monday.
The man tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 4 and was admitted to the COVID-19 ward at the hospital.
The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said that the deceased was unvaccinated.
Thirty-six new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from 202 samples collected on Tuesday, resulting in a positivity of 17.8%. Twenty-four new rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on Tuesday.
There are currently nine patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility. All are unvaccinated. Twenty patients are admitted to the COVID-19 wards at the MCMH. Sixteen patients are unvaccinated, two are partially vaccinated and two patients are fully vaccinated
Twenty-five new recoveries were noted over the reporting period, leaving 1,791 active cases.
Since March 2020, the country has recorded 4,941 cases of COVID-19, of which 3,085 have recovered.
“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. 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.”