The following is a press release from the Federal Ministry of Health:
The Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis continues to experience a gradual increase in the number of positive cases of COVID-19. As of Saturday, January 30, 2021 the Federation has confirmed one additional case of coronavirus disease.
The international traveler landed in the Federation on January 16, 2021 from the United States of America (USA). The patient has been in quarantine at one of the COVID-19 certified hotels 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 38 with 26 cases for St. Kitts and 12 cases for Nevis. Please note that 35 cases have fully recovered with zero deaths. There are now three (3) active cases.
These patients are stable and are being monitored. The risk of further cases occurring in the Federation remains very high. We continue to adhere to the ‘St. Kitts & Nevis Health & Travel Protocols’ which can be found at the 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.