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19 Additional Cases Recorded

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by Kevon Browne

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): St. Kitts and Nevis has recorded 19 new cases of COVID-19 according to the St. Kitts Health Promotion Unit’s Facebook page.

During the 24-hour lockdown period from Sunday, June 27 to Wednesday, June 30, 18 cases were reported.

During the two day allowance of essential movement, 30 cases were reported.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hazel Laws gave a breakdown of the parishes on St. Kitts which had a high density of COVID-19 clusters on the island with St. Georges Basseterre led with 104 cases for the past six weeks as of June 30.

“… the areas where the COVID-19 cases are concentrated… the clusters [were identified] in St. George, St. Peters, St. Mary, along the east coast to Christ Church.”

She made that statement during the press briefing held by the National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) on July 2.

The total cases recorded since the start of the pandemic, 476; 268 of which are active cases and 8 of those cases are hospitalized.

At Her Majesty’s Prison, 13 new cases were recorded on July 1. Thus far 55 inmates have tested positive for the virus 40 of whom are on their way to recovery according to Dr. Laws. Eight staff from the prison have tested positive in total and two of them have recovered.

The Federation has recorded three deaths.

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