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Case #46: Contact Tracing Leads to at Least 20 in Quarantine, Test Results Pending

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by Clive Bacchus

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): At least twenty people are in quarantine as contact tracing continues for people who may have been in close contact with the country’s latest confirmed coronavirus case, a national with no travel history, who is employed in the hospitality sector, and is not vaccinated.

“This individual is in stable condition and is in isolation. This individual works in the housekeeping department at a local hotel. This individual is a national without a travel history. Please note that this individual is not vaccinated, ” Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hazel Laws reported Wednesday without naming the hotel or offering more information about the patient.

WINN understands that the hotel in question is the Marriott Resort on St. Kitts and the employee is a woman.

Dr. Laws also responded to a question about the test results for those people now in quarantine

“The results have started coming in and will continue throughout this afternoon..throughout tonight in terms of the results of the samples that have been taken earlier today and even as we are speaking.”

She said officials met with the management of the hotel to discuss the case

“The National Task Force would have met with the leadership of the hotel to discuss where the breach would have taken place and so the vacation-in-place facility at the hotel has been stopped. In terms of availability or access to the local casino that has been stopped or discontinued also and further discussions with the leadership of the hotel continue in terms of more interventions.”

The Federation’s latest confirmed COVID-19 case, described as case #46, is its first encounter with a possible cluster of coronavirus cases.

All previous 45 confirmed cases of COVID-19 fully recovered.

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