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Posted: Tuesday 1 June, 2021 at 7:00 PM

CMO confirms community spread of Coronavirus

Dr. Hazel Laws
By: Staff Reporter,

    Four new cases located


    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - THE Federation, late this evening (May 1), confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19 as part of four new cases diagnosed today.


    Confirmation came at a special NEOC media briefing by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hazel Laws, who announced that two of the cases had no travel history, bringing the total number of cases to 73 with 48 of them recovering.


    Currently, there are 25 active cases in the Federation and interviews have been conducted with cases 70 and 71 to determine the source of the virus.


    She noted that no link has been found between the two cases as the virus continues to spread.


    “There isn’t a recent travel history to or from a hotspot,” noted the CMO.


    Based on that information, the Ministry of Health has determined that there is “community spread” of the virus on St. Kitts, which means that it is currently circulating within communities. 


    “And so it is theoretically possible that someone within the community can contract or pick up COVID-19,” opined Dr. Laws.
    According to data from the Ministry of Health, 59 cases have been confirmed on St. Kitts and 14 on Nevis.



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