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COVID-19 surge in Grenada, 1194 positive and 12 deaths

Grenada has reported 1,194 positive cases and 7 additional deaths in the country as the health infrastructure crumbles with a surge of COVID-19

St George: As a result of Community Spread, Grenada has reported 1,194 positive cases and 7 additional deaths in the country as the health infrastructure crumbles with a surge of COVID-19 in the country.

According to health officials, five persons who succumbed to COVID-19 were admitted to General Hospital in St George, while a sixth person died at Princess Alice Hospital and another in an unnamed community.

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In the past 24 hours, Grenada has confirmed 231 cases of COVID-19 and about 44 persons are admitted to the hospital for medical supervision

and treatment. It is a testament of community spread that all new cases are local as none of the persons who tested positive made a country out. The new 7 deaths bring the total number of deaths to 12.

Health Minister Nickolas Steele speaking on special programme addressed that the COVID-19 is everywhere on the island and more particularly in close-knit communities. “Deaths and positive cases are increasing exponentially. He added that COVID-19 is everywhere in every community of Grenada.

He added that all are affected by the pandemic, including healthcare workers to police and urged all Grenadines to get vaccinated and follow the safety protocols to stem the spread of the virus.

According to Minister, Grenada has confirmed a positive case of a child aged less than 1 year and a grandmother who did not leave her house for the past long time. Which means they never left, but people who came to meet them were infected by the virus.

The government of Grenada is setting up an entire floor of General Hospital as an intensive care unit only dedicated to treating COVID-19 infected individuals in the country. The Ministry of Health is engaging in increased testing in the country to identify the cases. Grenada has reported a total of 1,473 confirmed cases of COVID-19 while 267 have been fully recovered so far.

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