SVG: The Gamma and Mu COVID-19 variant cases hike in Vincent

St Kitts and Nevis: 97 active COVID-19 cases present on island
St Kitts and Nevis: 97 active COVID-19 cases present on island

Additional cases of the Gamma and Mu COVID-19 variant have been reported in St Vincent and grenadines. This information was certified by the CARPHA after they got the results of the test samples of 4 positive cases on the island.

These samples were collected between August 30 and August 31. The Ministry of Health has given this statement. On September 25, CARPHA received reports from the COVID-19 IMPACT project lab. The reports stated they had detected 2 people infected with the Gamma variant of concern (VOC) – P.1. 2 people have been reported with the Mu variant of interest (VOI) – B.1.621.1.

The positive cases have been reported from the area of Vincent. The reported cases were adults and those who were not vaccinated. These results came from the collected sample on August 30 and 31.

These cases were isolated and have since tested negative for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, a 48-year-old woman is the latest person to die of COVID-19 pneumonia in SVG. The Ministry of Health says the patient tested positive for COVID-19 on September 26 and was admitted to the COVID-19 ward at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.

The lady who died was said that she was under bad conditions and also were unvaccinated. The death toll reached 19 on the island, those who died due to the COVID-19 virus.

At the Argyle Isolation Facility, there are 19 patients who are admitted after getting infected with COVID-19. Out of the 19 cases, 18 are unvaccinated, 1 is vaccinated with one dose (partially vaccinated).

At Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, there have been 14 patients admitted to the COVID-19 ward. !3 cases out of the total are unvaccinated, and one case is partially vaccinated.

19 latest improvements cases were noted over the reporting period, and now there are 943 active cases. Since the month pandemic hit the island, 3,369 cases of COVID-19 and 2,407 recoveries have been reported on the islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines.