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100 COVID-19 cases in St. Vincent & the Grenadines since the pandemic commenced

KINGSTOWN – St. Vincent and the Grenadines today recorded two new COVID-19 cases bringing their tally to 100 since the pandemic commenced in the country.

The Ministry of Health revealed in their press release that, “one case, a non-national, arrived with a negative PCR test result from the USA on December 7, 2020, tested negative on both entry screening and day 5 testing, and then tested positive on day eight (8) of quarantine.”

The other traveler arrived from the United Kingdom on December 12, 2020 with a negative PCR result and tested positive for COVID-19 on entry screening, the press reveal disclosed.

All the adult travelers were in mandatory quarantine and will remain isolated until cleared by two negative tests. The Ministry has now commenced contact tracing and testing.

A total of eighty-two (82) persons are deemed recovered from the coronavirus in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. There are now eighteen (18) active COVID-19 cases. These were all imported from countries categorized as high risk, the Ministry said.

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