St. Vincent records five new COVID-19 cases

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St. Vincent records five new COVID-19 cases

(SEARCHLIGHT) — St Vincent and the Grenadines recorded five new COVID-19 cases between Wednesday October 21 and Thursday October 22, 2020. All five cases are travelers who arrived from the USA and Canada.

A release from the chief medical officer Dr Simone Keizer-Beache, Chair of the Health Services Committee of the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said four of the new cases arrived from the USA with negative PCR results and tested positive on day 4/5 tests between Wednesday October 21 and Thursday October 22. The fifth case arrived on Thursday October 22 on Air Canada with a negative PCR result (6 days old on arrival) and tested positive.

“All of these new cases are in isolation and their contacts are being informed and checked for possible exposure as deemed appropriate. They will all remain in isolation until cleared by two negative PCR test results,” the release said.

St Vincent and the Grenadines has now recorded a total of 73 COVID-19 cases, 64 of which have recovered. There are now nine active COVID-19 cases, all imported from countries categorized as “High Risk”.

“The Health Services Subcommittee of the National Emergency Committee / Coronavirus Taskforce again stresses the need for continued strict compliance with all of the protocols currently in place. Together, let’s keep St Vincent and the Grenadines safe,” the release said.

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