The Ministry of Health on Thursday confirmed an additional 29 Covid-19 cases in Grenada.
The total number of active cases is now 105, the highest number recorded at any point during the pandemic.
The majority of new cases continue to be Grenadians with no recent travel history. Only 4 imported cases have been identified among the new positive cases. They were picked up through routine entry protocols, and remain in quarantine.
Health officials have confirmed that the majority of persons testing positive are exhibiting mild or no symptoms. The most common symptoms recorded among positive cases are body aches, fever, sore throat, congestion, and headaches.
Five people are currently hospitalised, all of whom, through the efforts of the medical team, remain in stable condition.
The Ministry of Health continues to advise persons who may have been exposed to a positive case to immediately isolate at home, contact the Covid-19 hotline at 458-4787, 538-4787 or the nearest medical facility, and await testing. Persons are strongly advised not to use public transportation or to visit the hospital or medical centres, as these actions will put additional persons at risk of contracting the disease.
In follow up to the identification of a positive case at the Ministerial Complex, workers and visitors to the facility are encouraged to strictly adhere to the recommended protocols, which include the wearing of masks and frequent washing or sanitising of hands.
Persons with flu-like symptoms are asked not to report to work or to visit the facility.
The Cabinet met on Thursday to discuss the changing epidemiological situation in Grenada and decisions were taken on a number of additional measures to help curb the spread of the virus in Grenada.
The measures will be announced during a press conference to be hosted by Minister of Health Honourable Nickolas Steele, and Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Shawn Charles, on Friday at 10 am.
Meanwhile, the Government, through the Ministry of Health is continuing its vaccination programme across the country, offering both AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines which help to prevent fully vaccinated individuals from becoming seriously ill if they contract the virus, and reduce the need for hospitalisation.
It seems like posting links is forbidden here, or maybe it’s posting anything other than an easily discredited opinion. This one is from the UK government. I would think that’s official enough, but who knows…. Search this headline: “SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern and variants under investigation in England Technical briefing 20”
The bottom line: 402 deaths out of 47,008 cases in vaccinated; 253 deaths out of 151,054 cases in unvaccinated. If you get covid having been vaccinated, according to this data, you are much more likely to die than if you were not vaccinated.
I just scanned through the report & can find no such numbers. Statistics can prove anything and can be very misleading (Lies, damn lies & statistics spring to mind). I agree that there appears, numerically, that there are more deaths among vaccinated than non vaccinated but far more people have been vaccinated than not, 80% v 20%, the 20% unvaccinated are more likely to be young & fit & much less likely to get any severe symptoms. As we keep saying the vaccine is only 90% effective so 10% of those vaccinated can still get it but usually with much milder symptoms.
This is what happens when you skip math and statistics in school. The Vaccine is 90% effective. Therefore, up to 10% of the vaccinated population is expected to have breakthrough infections. Some vaccinated people will get infected and some of those will die. Vaccination is not a cure. Why is this so surprising and difficult to understand?
“The Cabinet met on Thursday to discuss the changing epidemiological situation in Grenada and decisions were taken on a number of additional measures to help curb the spread of the virus in Grenada.” … This is where you are fighting a loosing battle.
How can you not realize that all you need to do is manage the rate of spread? To ensure that the spread is steady and controlled.
We know how this will end……. no we don’t becuase it is not the tail it is the head.
Grenada is wasting time with these numbers, by now we should be actually 2500 reported.
Why are these number so low?
How many of these cases are actually in Hospital?
How man are in ICU?
If cases double every few days, as they are now, it won’t take very long to reach 2,500. Luckily, up to now, the cases have been fairly mild although 5 are in hospital, none are in ICU but that is only a matter of time & then our health service will be overwhelmed. If the government announces draconian measures today then we only have the unvaccinated to blame & those not following the Covid protocols.