SKN confirms 43rd case of Covid-19

SKN confirms 43rd case of Covid-19

The following is a press release from the Federal Ministry of Health:

 

As of Thursday, March 11, 2021 the Federation has confirmed one additional case of coronavirus disease. The international traveler landed in the Federation on Wednesday March 10, 2021 from the United States of America (USA). The patient has been in quarantine at one of the COVID-19
certified sites since arrival. The patient was duly notified and is now in isolation.

 

This additional case brings the total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases to 43 with 30 cases for St. Kitts and 13 cases for Nevis. Please note that 41 cases have fully recovered with zero deaths. There are now two (2) active cases. These patients are stable and are being monitored.

 

We continue to adhere to the ‘St. Kitts & Nevis Health & Travel Protocols’ which can be found at website/ URL: https://www.knatravelform.kn . All front-line workers continue to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols along the corridor of containment between the ports of entry and hotel/accommodation sites. The Ministry of Health wishes to assure the public that the following measures are being taken to restrict the spread of coronavirus:

 

• in-depth contact tracing to effectively assess the front-line workers with whom the recently diagnosed cases would have interacted.

• quarantine, monitoring and testing of contacts as indicated.

The Ministry of Health-in particular-and Federal Government in general wish to assure all citizens and residents that every effort is being made to prevent the spread of this virus locally. With reports of the SARS -CoV-2 variant in the region and with increase in cases locally,
more and more persons are adhering to the COVID-19 prevention and control measures.

 

These 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.

The Ministry of Health launched the national COVID-19 Vaccination program on February 22, 2021 and 5,708 vaccine doses (17.3% of target population) have been administered so far. The AstraZeneca / Oxford COVID-19 vaccine is the best shot at protecting ourselves and our
Federation from the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Let us work together to maintain and protect the health and wellbeing of the people of the Federation. #Get-the Facts # Get -the Vax.

March 12, 2021

Office of the Chief Medical Officer.