COVID wave: 177 new cases, 767 active infections in St Kitts and Nevis

As per the COVID-19 update report shared by the health ministry, 177 additional COVID-19 cases was recorded on Wednesday.

St Kitts and Nevis: As per the COVID-19 update report shared by the health ministry, 177 additional COVID-19 cases was recorded on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, in the twin-island Federation. With this, the total number of active cases rises to 767.  

No death was recorded in the twin-island Federation. So far, a total of 2,871 patients have recovered from the contagious mutant and have been discharged from the hospital facilities, as per the COVID-19 update report.    

Since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in St Kitts and Nevis, it reported 3,666 total confirmed cases of the COVID-19, out of which 3,075 are recorded in St Kitts and 591 in Nevis island country. 

St Kitts and Nevis COVID-19 vaccination report issued by the Ministry of Health further shows that till January 5, 2022, around 81.5 % of its adult population is immunised by taking at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  

At the same time, around 76% got their required jabs of the WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine and are now fully immunised.     

The data in the health ministrys’ report further highlights that about 16.6% of children are partially vaccinated by taking their first jab, whereas 14.3% of children are fully inoculated by acquiring their second jab of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

The twin-island Federation has also started to administer the eligible population with booster shots, to which so far, 6.2 % population has received it.   

The COVID-19 vaccination report further reveals – 

  • the total number of doses administered: 55,590
  • doses administered in St Kitts: 42,306
  • doses administered in Nevis: 13,284
  • and the total number of booster shots administered: 2,060.  

The government has set the target to fully inoculate 70 percent of the total population. If the general public needs any help regarding the COVID-19, they can call on the helpline numbers at – (869) 467-1146/1233 (St Kitts), (869) 469-5521, 2035/2051/(869) 469 -8010 (Nevis island).