By: Staff Writer
The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis has confirmed an additional case of coronavirus disease. The announcment came via a press release by the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Hazel Laws.
As of yesterday, there are 28 COVID-19 cases in St. Kitts and Nevis. Of the 28, 24 recoveries have been recorded and 4 cases are presently active. To date, there has been zero deaths.
According to a statement issued yesterday by the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Hazel Laws, the lastest case landed in St Kitts on November 25, 2020 from the United States of America (USA). The patient has been in quarantine at one of the COVID-19 certified hotels since arrival in the Federation.
The patient was duly notified and is in isolation. The last four cases are members of one family unit. This additional case brings the total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases to 28 with 18 cases for St. Kitts and 10 cases for Nevis . Please note that 24 cases have fully recovered with zero deaths. There are now four (4) active cases. These patients are stable and are being monitored. Front line workers – working along the corridor of containment between the ports of entry and hotel/accommodation sites continue to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols.
The Ministry of Health wishes to assure the general public that the following measures are being taken to restrict the spread of coronavirus: • in-depth contact tracing in an effort to effectively assess the persons with whom the recently diagnosed cases would have interacted;• quarantine, monitoring and testing of contacts as indicated;
The Ministry of Health – in particular – and Federal Government in general wish to remind all citizens and residents that every effort is being made to prevent the spread of this virus.
Persons are asked to follow the COVID-19 prevention and control measures which include:
-wearing a face mask when in public places,
-maintaining good hand hygiene,
-maintaining physical distance of at least 6 feet from others when in public places, and
-avoiding crowds and events.