COVID-19 active cases soars to 149 in St Kitts and Nevis

212 Barbadians reported in isolation
212 Barbadians reported in isolation

742 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in St Kitts and Nevis and 149 active cases out of which 34 COVID-19 cases in last 24 hrs. The government of St. Kitts & Nevis has further extended the travel advisory for travelers arriving from the U.K., Brazil, India and South Africa as of July 19, 2021, until August 31, 2021.

St Kitts and Nevis has not reported any new imported cases in past 14 days. Medical teams have tested 28,307 persons for COVID-19, out of which 742 positive results have been reported, and 27,554 reports have resulted in negative, but still 11 tests are pending.

After the test, 136 people are quarantined at their residence, whereas 719 have been quarantined in the facility. 149 people are in isolation. 16,695 have been released from the quarantine. 590 people have recovered.

The health ministry also released the recommendation to prevent the spread of The Novel Corona Virus, in which it says that the virus starts from your hand, so please wash the hands frequently with soap and water or an alcohol-based solution.

Always Cover your nose and mouth with a bent elbow or tissue when you sneeze or cough. Dispose of tissue immediately and wash your hand.

Avoid touching your face, particularly your eyes, nose or mouth, to prevent the virus from entering the body.

In terms of social interaction, take a step back and stay at least one meter or 6 feet from others.

If the person feels unwell, stay home. Please follow all instructions provided by your local health authorities.

On 24 March 2020, a 21-year-old male and a 57year old female who had entered the federation from New York City displayed the first two confirmed cases of COVID-19. Both are inhabitants of St Kitts and Nevis.

On 28 March 2020, St Kitts and Nevis reported 5 further cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 7.

Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris in a televised address to the nation on Friday, July 03 regarding the shortage of vaccines, he had been engaged with a number of CARICOM Heads and through bilateral diplomatic arrangements, PM Timothy Harris had secured an additional 5,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines. These vaccines had an expiration date of August 31, 2021. He was happy to report that these additional doses are already in our possession.