This morning, Wednesday May 26, 2021, I wish to update you on the present COVID-19
situation. Within the last thirty -six hours we have recorded one (1) additional case. This new
case is referred to as Case # 61 who is a national and is linked to cases #51 & #52. The
individual is in isolation at a COVID-19 certified facility. This case brings the total number of
COVID-19 confirmed cases to 61 with 47 cases for St. Kitts and 14 cases for Nevis. Please
note that 45 cases have fully recovered with zero deaths. There are now sixteen (16) active
cases. These patients are stable and are being monitored.
The Ministry of Health continues its robust contact tracing exercise which began on Wednesday
May 19, 2021 and we will update you as the situation unfolds. We will broaden our web of contact
tracing and testing to identify all possible contacts. The aim is to break the chains of transmission
of the COVID-19 virus and contain this cluster of cases. The Ministry of Health wishes to assure
the public that all measures are being taken to restrict the spread of coronavirus.
We urge you to adhere to the COVID-19 prevention and control measures. These include wearing
a face mask, maintaining good hand hygiene, maintaining physical distance of at least 6 feet from
others when in public places and avoiding crowds and events. These non-pharmaceutical measures
work, and we are encouraging everyone to comply with them especially at this time.
We remind you that the AstraZeneca / Oxford COVID-19 vaccine is our main tool in fighting this
virus and we urge you to come forward and get vaccinated. By getting vaccinated you are not only
protecting yourself but those who cannot be vaccinated such as all of our school children.