Possible COVID-19 Community Spread in St. Kitts

By Liz Myke Published on May 21, 2021
Possible COVID-19 Community Spread in St. Kitts

St. Kitts and Nevis have uncovered a new COVID-19 victim. This new discovery has increased the total confirmed COVID-19 cases to 46. The victim is said to be a young lady who works in hospitality.

Interestingly enough the individual has reportedly not traveled outside of the federation and all persons that enter the country must show a negative COVID-19 test or must be vaccinated and are allegedly tested upon arrival. All reports have shown that the country has not had a positive COVID-19 case for almost a month. 

The information was released on Wednesday (May 19) at a National Emergency briefing by the Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hazel Laws. Upon discovery, the individual was immediately placed in quarantine and contact tracing began according to Dr. Laws.

By Thursday (May 20) at another National Emergency Briefing, the public was informed that to date 20 persons who had been in contact with the individual are now in quarantine and are currently going through the testing process.

The country is currently looking at possible community spread and is on high alert.

As of Wednesday (May 19), a total of 19,320 persons had reportedly received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and only 4,572 persons have received their second dose of the vaccine.

Persons are urged to continue wearing a facemask, especially when in public spaces; frequently wash or sanitize their hands; stay six feet apart from others, and avoid events with large gatherings.

Liz Myke

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