St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) – The Federation has recorded an additional 22 cases of COVID-19 since Saturday, June 12.
A press release from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer issued Monday night states:
“Over this past weekend, we have recorded twenty-two (22) additional cases. These new cases are nationals. The individuals are in isolation and are being monitored. These cases bring the total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases to 209 with 195 cases for St. Kitts and 14 cases for Nevis. Please note that 64 cases have fully recovered with zero deaths. There are now one hundred forty–five (145) active cases.”
The Ministry of Health said it was continuing its robust contact tracing exercise which began on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, and it will broaden the contact tracing and testing to identify all possible contacts to break the transmission of the virus.
“We urge you to adhere to the COVID-19 prevention and control measures. These include wearing a face mask, maintaining good hand hygiene, maintaining a physical distance of at least 6 feet from others when in public places, and avoiding crowds and events. These non-pharmaceutical measures work, and we are encouraging everyone to comply with them especially at this time.
We remind you that the AstraZeneca / Oxford COVID-19 vaccine is our main tool in fighting this virus and we urge you to come forward and get vaccinated. By getting vaccinated you are not only protecting yourself but those who cannot be vaccinated such as all of our school children.
We continue to encourage persons to empower themselves with the facts about the benefits of the AstraZeneca Oxford Vaccine and take advantage of this opportunity to be vaccinated. You can access the COVID-19 vaccine at any health center in St. Kitts during this week Monday to Friday between the hours of 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and any health center in Nevis during this week between the hours of 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.”