St. Kitts-Nevis (WINN) – The Federation now has 31 recoveries from the 33 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country; no death has been recorded.
Chief Medical officer Dr. Hazel laws provided an update Wednesday evening (Jan. 6) on the COVID-19 situation on St. Kitts-Nevis.
“Last Saturday, the Ministry of Health would have disseminated a media release announcing the additional imported case of COVID-19. The traveler would have arrived in the Federation on December 27 and this brings our total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases to 33, 22 in St. Kitts and 11 in Nevis. At present, we only have two active cases, and so 31 cases would have fully recovered. The two active cases, they are in isolation and they are stable. We are monitoring them closely,” said Dr. Laws.
She also reported on the number of tests for the coronavirus conducted in the Federation and the number of active quarantine sites.
“… we would have tested over 6000 persons so far and with a positivity rate of approximately 0.5%. At present we have about 16 homes involved in home quarantine secured by Commissioner prescribed security. We have, as I said before, two persons, two active cases in isolation and the number of persons in in quarantine facilities stands at about 249.”
Dr. Laws also said 92 Ross University Students have arrived in the country
“Earlier this afternoon, two charters would have landed in St. Kitts, one from Miami and one from Puerto Rico, bringing the sixth batch of students for the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. The charter that arrived from Miami would have brought about 87 students and we had five students coming back from Puerto Rico, so a total of 92 students would have been transferred from the RLB International Airport to the dorm on the RUSVM campus… The students would have had their pre arrival RT PCR test done in Miami on Monday and only those with negative results would have boarded the charter, and then upon reaching or arriving at the RUSVM campus this afternoon their nasopharyngeal swabs would have been taken upon arrival so their samples will be processed and then they would be placed in quarantine in the dorm at RUSVM for 14 days, after which they would receive their exit RT PCR tests. Once negative, then the students would be free to attend classes and integrate into our society,” Dr. Laws shared.