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St Kitts and Nevis has seen COVID-19 progress, but must remain vigilant

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by Eulana Weekes

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Health officials in St Kitts and Nevis are monitoring the COVID-19 situation in the country, as active cases have been fluctuating over the past few weeks.

However, active cases have climbed up to more than 20 in recent times, the highest being 27 as revealed on the COVID-19 Dashboard, dated Tuesday (May 17). Twenty-four of those cases were reported on St Kitts and three on Nevis.

Though the Federation has made significant strides with its containment of COVID 19 cases, officials advise that the COVID-19 Pandemic is not over.

In an interview with WINN FM, the Medical Chief of Staff at the Joseph N France General Hospital, Dr Cameron Wilkinson reminded the public to be vigilant and responsible.

He said, “The virus is not gone. It’s still out there. If we drop our guard, we will see a resurgence. We need to take personal responsibility at this stage. No one is going to force you to wear a mask in most places anymore, but we all know that the mask protects and we should still choose to wear it, especially in crowded enclosed spaces. We also know that the vaccine gives the best protection and we should get vaccinated or boosted if we haven’t as yet.”

The vaccination report shows that 78 percent of adults have been fully immunised with a COVID-19 approved vaccine. This has not changed in almost one month. As it relates to booster shots, only 10.1 percent of the adult population have been boosted. Meanwhile, the vaccine campaign for children between ages 12 -17 began on September 1 2021 and since that time, only 17.8 percent are fully vaccinated.”

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