More patients from the Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre in St Vincent and the Grenadines have tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Ministry of Health said yesterday it recorded 12 new positive cases from 221 samples received and processed on March 3.
All of these cases are patients from the Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre detected through ongoing contact tracing and screening. The positivity rate for March 3 is 5.4 per cent.
Here is a breakdown of the cases related to the Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre:
- February 26 – 21 patients, 2 staff members
- February 27 – 18 patients, 2 staff members
- February 28 – 47 patients, 2 staff members
- March 2 – 8 patients, 3 staff members, 1 contact
- March 4 – 12 patients
Meanwhile, 17 persons were cleared bringing the number of total recoveries to 971.
Six hundred and seventy-nine cases remain active and eight persons with COVID-19 have died.
Since March last year, 1658 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in St Vincent and the Grenadines.