BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — Two new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed for the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, bringing the accumulated total to 22 in country.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hazel Laws, made this announcement at the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) COVID-19 Press Briefing on Tuesday. She stated that, “the two new cases were returning nationals who entered the country on November 21, adding that the two persons have been in quarantine since arrival.
Dr. Laws further reassured that the protocols that are established in the Federation have been adhered to. She said that the protocols were followed along the corridor of containment between their arrival into the country at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport and the hotel where they are staying.
“Significant contacts of the two cases are currently being interviewed, are being placed in quarantine, tested, and monitored,” said Dr. Laws.
“Our contact tracing system is quite robust here in the Federation. All passengers, who arrived in the Federation on the same flight as the two new confirmed cases, are in quarantine and confined to their rooms,” Dr. Laws reported.
A total of 19 persons have recovered from the novel coronavirus disease, with three cases now active since the re-opening of the borders on October 31. All three active cases were imported from the United States of America.
Currently, there are 303 persons in facility quarantine and 4 persons in pre-approved home quarantine.