by Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): A statistical breakdown of the fourth wave of COVID-19 in St. Kitts and Nevis was provided at a recent COVID-19 Press Briefing by Dr. Cameron Wilkinson, the Medical Chief of Staff at the J.N. France General Hospital.
Details on the percentage of males and females infected with the virus, the number of hospitalizations, and the recovery rate were explained.
Statistics show that 52 percent of females contracted COVID-19 while 48 percent were men.
Thirty people were admitted to hospital; 24 in St. Kitts and six in Nevis.
Dr. Wilkinson revealed that 1,662 people were infected with COVID-19; 1,490 in St. Kitts and 172 in Nevis. A total of 478 people have recovered; 78 percent were fully vaccinated and 22 percent unvaccinated. Dr. Wilkinson added that it takes an average of seven days for an infected person to recover.
“It’s important for me to note that the hospitalizations that we have 20 patients at the J.N. France Hospital who are COVID positive. It doesn’t necessarily mean every patient who is COVID positive is there because of COVID Disease. Because the disease is so widespread, it is possible that one can have asymptomatic COVID disease but you go to the hospital because you had a heart problem, a stroke, etc, and you’re tested and you are positive so the number of hospitalizations doesn’t necessarily reflect the persons because of COVID disease.”
The fourth wave of COVID-19 began on December 24 and the statistics provided are until January 11.