by Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) — The federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has recorded an additional case of the Coronavirus disease.
That announcement came on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at the National Emergency Operations Centre (HEOC) COVID-19 press briefing.
“The Ministry of Health would like to bring to your attention that we have one additional confirmed case of COVID-19 within the federation. This brings our total of confirmed cases to 44 with 30 cases in St. Kitts and 14 cases in Nevis”.
To date, 42 cases have fully recovered while two cases are still active and are being monitored.
Dr. Marrisa Carty, Public Relations Officer of the HEOC also took the time to update the public about the number of Ross University students who are currently in quarantine.
“The Ross University students are still within quarantine. There are a total of 76 students and their quarantine date ends next Wednesday (March 24) and then they will be retested, and once negative, they will be allowed to reintegrate into the society.”
Dr. Carty also updated the federation about the number of people that have received their first dose of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.
“We have, as of today (March 17) a total of 7,071 vaccine doses that were administered, and that puts us at 21.4% of our target population”.
As at March 17, 2021, 5,102 persons have received their first shot of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine on St. Kitts, and 1,969 persons on Nevis.
The Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is being offered at all Health Centres in the federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.