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SKN Weekly COVID-19 Rundown

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by Kevon Browne

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): For the period July 25 – 30, the COVID-19 cases in the Federation has doubled last week’s confirmed cases, with the number for the week so far standing at 29.

Last week, July 18 – 24, health authorities reported 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Dr Marissa Carty, PRO of the Health Emergency Operations Centre (HEOC), stated the curve related to COVID-19 cases was flattening compared to the height of community spread in June.

“We saw our highest number of cases in this current wave during the period June 6 to June 24. Additionally, owing to the work of the contact tracing team, we are now seeing a flattening of this curve,” said Dr Carty during the July 8 broadcast of the National Emergency Operations Center press briefing.

One Hundred and sixty-two people are currently in self-quarantine due to contact tracing efforts.

The total cases since the start of the pandemic creep closer to 600, with the current count standing at 593.

For St. Kitts, 573 and Nevis 20. Cases active, 46.

St. Kitts and Nevis has had three deaths from COVID-19.

On vaccination, according to Dr. Carty, 9,320 more adults would have to take the jab for the country to reach the target of vaccinating 33,037 people with at least the first dose of AstraZeneca.

Some 13,000 would still need their second dose to achieve the goal of having the adult population fully vaccinated.

This week 438 doses were administered, with 237 being first and 201 being second doses as of Friday, July 30.

About 3,200 doses of the 5,000 doses recently acquired are still in stock. That batch expires on August 31.

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