BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - THE Federation’s COVID-19 number has once again increased, this time by two when results were returned on Boxing Day (Dec. 26).
Health officials gave the confirmation late last evening (Dec. 27), stating that one individual is a tourist to the island who arrived from the United States on December 11, while the other is a national who returned on December 12.
In its media statement, the Ministry of Health explained that both patients have been in quarantine at one of the COVID-19 certified hotels since arrival in the Federation and were notified and placed in isolation.
The latest cases bring the number of confirmed positives to 32, with 27 recovered.
“These additional cases bring the total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases to 32 with 21 cases for St. Kitts and 11 cases for Nevis. Please note that 27 cases have fully recovered with zero deaths. There are now five (5) active cases. These patients are stable and are being monitored,” the statement read.
The Ministry noted that “all frontline workers at the Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport (RLBIA), SCASPA and in the hotel and tourism sector continue to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols along the corridor of containment between the ports of entry and hotel/accommodation sites”.
A number of measures are being taken to prevent an outbreak in the Federation, the Ministry assured the public, including in-depth contact tracing to assess the persons with whom the recently diagnosed cases would have interacted; and quarantine, monitoring and testing of contacts as indicated,
The Ministry added: “More and more persons are adhering to the COVID-19 prevention and control measures which include wearing a face mask when in public places, maintaining good hand hygiene, maintaining physical distance of at least 6 feet from others when in public places and avoiding crowds and events. These control measures work, and we are encouraging you to continue.”