by Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hazel Laws is reporting that there are currently no patients on the COVID-19 ward at the Federation’s general hospital located in St. Kitts.
The senior health official revealed that information to members of the press during her presentation at the July 14 edition of the National Emergency Operations Centre COVID-19 Press Briefing.
Dr. Laws said “within this eight-week period [May 19 to July 14], we’ve had a total of 31 admissions to the COVID-19 ward at the Joseph N. France General Hospital but it is important to note that as we speak, the COVID-19 ward at the hospital is void of patients.”
Four new COVID-19 cases were added July 14 pushing the total confirmed to 544 with 526 on St. Kitts and 18 for Nevis. Since the start of the community spread in St. Kitts and Nevis, the Ministry of Health has identified 499 persons positive for the virus of which 390 have fully recovered and three who succumbed to the illness.
The Chief Medical Officer further revealed that Her Majesty’s Prison in Basseterre, St. Kitts accounts for 55 of the confirmed cases of COVID-19. Forty-four have fully recovered, three of whom are members of staff leaving eleven active cases in the prison.
As of July 13, 2021, the Public Health Health Team has interviewed 2,543 persons who were later placed in self quarantine. The total released from self quarantine stands at 2,281 with 262 remaining in self quarantine. From May 19 to July 13, a total of 12,986 samples have been processed.