St. Kitts and Nevis recorded one (1) additional case of COVID-19, today Friday July 10, 2020. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 17. The patient is a frontline healthcare worker who would have provided care to the previously announced case.
Now that confirmation of COVID-19 has been received the patient is subjected to mandatory isolation in order to limit the likelihood of transmission to others. All the contacts of the patient would be subject to strict quarantine and testing.
The distribution of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Federation is now as follows: 13 in St. Kitts and four (4) in Nevis.
The Federal Ministry of Health again reminds our citizens and residents of our individual and collective responsibility to adhere to the COVID-19 prevention measures that include:
Physical distancing – remaining six feet from other persons
Wearing face mask in public
Hand hygiene – washing hands after touching high touch surfaces which may be contaminated
Social distancing – avoiding mass gatherings
These non- pharmaceutical measures will reduce your risk of exposure to the virus.
Please be advised that the Federal Ministry of Health remains the only official source of information on COVID-19 in the Nation. Feel free to call the Ministry of Health (869 – 467 11172 / 1108) or the COVID-19 Hotline #311 if you have questions and/or concerns.
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH
July 10, 2020, 2020