St Vincent and the Grenadines on Saturday, March 13 recorded its ninth COVID-19 death, a release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said.
Dead is a 63-year-old female resident patient of the Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre (MHRC).
“The diabetic patient with a chronic psychiatric condition, tested positive for COVID-19 on February 27, 2021 and was transferred to the temporary isolation facility. On March 8, the patient was admitted to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital COVID-19 Ward with COVID-19 Pneumonia and uncontrolled diabetes. She became progressively worse requiring ventilation on March 10, 2021 and succumbed today March 13 at 7:50 pm from respiratory failure,” the release said.
There were no new positive cases from 111 samples received and processed on Friday, March 12, 2021.
Two persons were cleared bringing the number of total recoveries to 1129. Five hundred and forty-two (542) cases remain active and nine (9) persons with COVID-19 have died. One thousand, six hundred and eighty (1680) cases of COVID-19 have been reported in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since March 2020.
The public is urged to use a mask, sanitize, physically distance and get vaccinated to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The walk-in Vaccination Site at the Victoria Park will be open from 9:00 am on Tuesday March 16, 2021.