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Increase in Active COVID-19 cases in SKN

St. Kitts and Nevis is currently experiencing a slight uptake in cases since the past week.


As of the May 19th  Situation Report from the Federal Ministry of Health, St. Kitts recorded an additional 11 new cases in the last 24 hours resulting in active cases reaching to 51 in the Federation: 25 on St. Kitts and 26 on Nevis.

In early March 2022, member of the National COVID-19 task force, Dr. Cameron Wilkinson announced that St. Kitts and Nevis had passed the surge in the 4th wave of COVID-19 cases that started in December 24th 2021 as well as the relaxation of COVID-19 control measures.

The surge of the 4th wave of cases was largely due to the Omicron variant.

This comes as PAHO announced that COVID-19 cases are rising sharply throughout the region, estimated at 27.2 per cent over the past week.

The director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr Carissa Etienne, on Wednesday urged countries in the Americas and the Caribbean, to take action to make sure that health systems are prepared to cope with a potential influx of coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.