COVID-19 pandemic in Grenada

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COVID-19 pandemic in Grenada
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DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationGrenada
Arrival date16 March 2020
(1 year, 2 months, 3 weeks and 4 days)
Confirmed cases21 [1]
Recovered14[2]
Deaths
0 [3]

The COVID-19 pandemic in Grenada is part of the ongoing global viral pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which was confirmed to have reached Grenada on March 22, 2020. Despite lockdowns and social distancing protocols, it appeared to have reached the level of community spread within one month.[4]

On 22 March, the country's first case ("Patient Zero") was announced, a 50-year-old female patient who returned from the United Kingdom on March 16 and became sick on March 17, and was officially diagnosed on March 21.[5]

On 25 March, the government pushed a policy of restricted movement and nightly curfew.[6]

On 1 April, one new case announced—a 58-year-old male who arrived on a flight from New York City on March 19[7]

On 6 April, government renews curfew/lockdown for another two weeks (through April 20). Tests are now being done at St. George's University.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. GIS (2 May 2020). "COVID-19 Update Hon. Nickolas Steele May 2nd 2020". Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  2. Ministry of Health (29 April 2020). "Grenada's current #COVID19 statistics as of Tuesday, May 12, 2020". Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  3. GIS (18 April 2020). "No COVID-19 Deaths For Grenada". Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  4. GIS (22 April 2020). "Statement by Dr. George Mitchell". Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  5. Wong, Melissa (22 March 2020). "Grenada records first COVID-19 case". loopnewsbarbados. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  6. Government Information Service of Grenada (GIS) (25 March 2020). "Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020 - Closure Of Businesses And Expectations". Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  7. Steele, Nickolas (1 April 2020). "GRENADA RECORDS ONE MORE LABORATORY CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19". Archived from the original on 13 April 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  8. Straker, Linda (6 April 2020). "Curfew continues; Covid-19 test can be done on island". Retrieved 12 April 2020.