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Mu variant now present in St Vincent and the Grenadines


St. Vincent and the Grenadines (News784) – On review of sequencing results for samples sent from St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the COVID-19 IMPACT Project Lab through the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), five cases of the Mu variant were detected between July 19th, 2021, and August 9th, 2021.

All cases were detected within the community as contacts of other positive cases and from persons seeking healthcare.

Four (4) new cases were reported from thirty-six (36) samples processed on Monday September 6th, 2021, resulting in a positivity rate of 11.1 percent.

Five (5) new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. Sixty-five (65) cases are currently active and twelve (12) persons with COVID-19 have died. Two thousand three hundred and eighty-nine (2389) cases of COVID-19 and two thousand, three hundred and twelve (2312) recoveries have been recorded in St. Vincent and The Grenadines since March 2020.

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