Community spread confirmed in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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(SearchLight) Local health authorities have declared that there is community transmission of COVID-19 in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Health minister, St Clair Prince made the declaration during a virtual press briefing held by his ministry (Friday) afternoon.

“Based on the new information gained by the clearance of backlog taken from contacts of known positives, routine screening and of persons with flu symptoms, it has been determined that we have moved into a phase of community transmission…in St Vincent and the Grenadines,” Prince said.

Giving an update on the latest numbers of COVID-19 in SVG, the health minister noted that cases are clustered into families and small social groups, including patrons of gambling sheds and small rum shops.

SVG has been experiencing a spike in cases in persons with no recent travel history since the end of December, with yesterday’s numbers showing an additional 103 cases being added to the tally.

These cases were recorded from samples collected between January 21 and February 3.

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