St. Vincent and the Grenadines has recorded its first COVID-19 deaths since February.
Over the past week, two 70-year-old unvaccinated people died of the viral illness, taking the tally to 108, health officials have said.
A 70-year-old unvaccinated female with underlying conditions tested positive for COVID-19 on May24 and was admitted to the COVID-19 Ward at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.
Then, a 70-year-old male with underlying conditions tested positive for COVID-19 on May 26 and died that day upon arrival at the Chateaubelair SMART Hospital.
The unvaccinated man died of COVID-19 pneumonia.
Of the 108 people who have died of COVID-19 in SVG, five were fully vaccinated, one partially vaccinated, and 102 unvaccinated.
According to the SVG COVID-19 Update for Wednesday, June 1, there are 144 active cases of COVID-19 in the country.
Four people — one fully vaccinated and three unvaccinated — are hospitalised as a result of COVID-19.
A total of 71,018 vaccines have been administered, representing 36,580 first doses, 30,661 second doses and 3,777 boosters.