St. Kitts and Nevis confirms one additional case of CoVID-19, cases now stand at 8

St. Kitts and Nevis confirms one additional case of CoVID-19, cases now stand at 8

Less than 24 hours after the Federal Ministry of Health announced that St. Kitts and Nevis recorded five (5) cases of CoVID-19 on Sunday, March 29th, the Ministry on Monday, March 30th 2020, confirmed one (1) additional case of CoVID-19.

 

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to eight (8) here in the Federation.

 

According to a Press Release from the Ministry of Health, the patient is a 51-year-old female who is a citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis and resident on Nevis.

 

In addition, “as with all other confirmed cases of CoVID-19 in the Country, this case is also travel related, meaning that it was imported into the Federation – given the patient’s travel history from the United Kingdom on March 14th 2020”, the release said.

 

The Federal Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that this patient would have been quarantined since arrival in the Federation.

 

Now that confirmation of CoVID-19 has been received, the patient is subjected to compulsory isolation in order to limit the likelihood of transmission to others.

 

The Ministry of Health on Nevis has already begun tracing the contacts of this individual and these contacts would be subject to strict quarantine and testing.

 

Persons who have been placed in mandatory isolation after being diagnosed with CoVID-19 must remain in  place of isolation at all times for the duration of the period.

 

However, anyone found violating quarantine or isolation regulations will be subject to fines of up to $8,000 and other penalties.

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