(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.