By Eulana Weekes
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): With the return of popular events in the near future, health officials have urged the community to remain diligent with their preventative measures against COVID-19.
The COVID-19 situation dashboard released Sunday shows 66 active cases in the Federation.
Twenty-six of those cases are in St. Kitts and 40 in Nevis. To date, the Federation has registered 5,719 positive cases of COVID-19 in the community.
Dr Cameron Wilkinson, Medical Chief of Staff at the Joseph N France General Hospital told WINN FM, “We established before that we had a community spread in St Kitts and Nevis. We will now have spikes and troughs in the numbers, depending on our behaviour. These are cases in the community.”
In the coming weeks, there will be a physical return to major activities in the country, including the St Kitts Music Festival and the Nevis Culturama Festival. Health officials continue to encourage individuals to wear face masks, wash hands, sanitise and practise personal responsibility.
Meanwhile, the vaccination programme continues. Vaccines are available for adults and children between the ages of 12 and 17 years old. Children in St Kitts and Nevis who are younger than 11 are not eligible to be vaccinated.