FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Subject: Four More Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in SVG
The Caribbean Public Health Agency just reported 4 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. These are all imported cases from either Canada or the United States of America all arriving on March 25, 2020. The number of confirmed cases reported in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to date now stands at 7. One of the patients has already made a full recovery. Thus, there are currently 6 active cases.
The patients are Vincentian nationals and have been in isolation since their samples were taken for testing. They are being monitored by health officials. The process of informing the patients and any possible earlier contacts has commenced. All additional public health measures will continue including the implementation of additional quarantine where necessary.
The public is reminded to continue to practice the basic but highly effective public health measures of hand hygiene, cough etiquette, physical distancing and strict adherence to quarantine to keep us all safe from COVID-19. The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines will continue to keep the public informed as we manage this public health challenge together. Thank you.