Grenada now has nine COVID-19 confirmed cases.
Health Minister Nicholas Steele announced tonight that two more persons were tested positive and adds to the list of seven cases that were disclosed on Thursday.
The senior government minister dropped hints that the figure could be changed “overnight” and that a number of households are currently under quarantine.
Minister Steele said that one of the two new COVID-19 patients is a 72-year old woman and the other is a 50-year old male.
He indicated that one of the cases is imported with the person coming out of New York in the United States on March 16.
According to the minister the two new confirmed COVID-19 patients are exhibiting “mild to moderate symptoms” of the virus.
He told Grenadians that “vigorous” contact tracing is currently underway to find persons who were exposed to the two new persons in order to quarantine them.
The minister said that the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) was instructed to help ensure that persons who are put under quarantine adhere to the instructions given to them.
He called on Grenadians to adhere to the “limited” State of Emergency in order to help the island control the spread of the virus.