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COVID-19 situation in the country improves after spike a month ago

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by Eulana Weekes

St.Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The COVID-19 situation in the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis is improving after a sudden spike in active cases just about a month ago.

Following the festive weekend of Music Festival and White Sands on June 23-26, active cases in the country began to rise; with the COVID-19 dashboard for Wednesday, June 29, showing 43 new confirmed cases recorded within that previous 24 hours. Total active cases also reached the figure 233 on Tuesday, July 08, 2022. However, in the days following, the dashboard has shown a consistent decline in COVID-19 active cases in St.Kitts and Nevis.

The COVID-19 Situation Report, which showed 43 deaths for quite some time, moved up by three during the recent COVID-19 spike. The three COVID-19 deaths recorded were all elderly persons from St.Kitts. The dashboard currently shows 39 deaths on St.Kitts and 7 on Nevis.

The latest dashboard dated Monday, July 25, shows a total of 58 active cases in the Federation; 7 of which were recorded in the last 24 hours. The recovery trend remains high with minimal hospitalisations. The total confirmed cases in the country is 6,442, whilst total recovery is 6,338.

Since the closure of the country’s borders in 2020, St.Kitts and Nevis still has in place its travel authorisation protocols. It is one of few countries in the Caribbean where inbound travellers, including nationals are required to seek permission to enter the country.

Meanwhile, citizens and residents, just as been told by health officials, are learning to live with the virus. There are no more stringent measures for controlling COVID-19, but health officials continue to remind individuals to practise personal responsibility, especially individuals with comorbid conditions. It is also expected that from time to time there will be a spike in cases, as previously informed by health officials. This is dependent upon human behaviour and activities.

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