24.1 C
Monday, May 20, 2024
HomeNewsRegional NewsSVG: COVID Cases Increase 10-fold, Reaching 1,008 in 46 Days

SVG: COVID Cases Increase 10-fold, Reaching 1,008 in 46 Days


(iWitness News) St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on Monday, registered its 1,000th COVID-19 case, a mere 46 days after registering its 100th case, on Dec. 17.

The country took nine months to reach 100 cases, having detected its first case on March 11 — the same day that the World Health Organisation declared a global pandemic.

On Monday, the country confirmed an additional 57 cases from samples collected between Jan. 20 and Feb. 1, bringing the total to 1,008 cases.

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said that all of the new cases were detected during contact tracing and testing of persons with flu symptoms.

There are now 859 local cases of COVID-19, many of whom are linked as contacts of known positives, NEMO said.

Read more


Most Popular

Contact a Program
If you are interested in a program or advertising, send us a message.
Send Message
Signup for our Newsletter
We'll only be in touch when we've something exciting to share.
We never share your details
No thanks