Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Hazel Laws.

 

By Loshaun Dixon

 

Only three active cases of COVID-19 remain in St. Kitts and Nevis after the confirmed recovery cases jumped to 12.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hazel Laws made the announcement noting three individuals remain in isolation.

“This afternoon, I would like to confirm that we have 12 confirmed cases who have recovered and to date, we have zero deaths.”

She said 318 have been sampled, with 15 confirmed positive 303 confirmed negative and zero results pending. Laws added that 55 are still quarantined in a government facility while five are quarantined at home.

Dr Laws also hailed the work Health Emergency Operations Centre that was established in March with a team of medical practitioners and professionals from the Ministry of Health on March 24.

“The Health Emergency Operations Team meets daily. Today I would like to use this forum to thank each member for their individual and significant contribution to the fight against Coronavirus.”

She said the team was successful in containing the first wave of the COVID 19 cases but continue to work to keep the numbers as low as possible.

“On the ground we continue active surveillance for COVID 19 Disease cases and we continue aggressive tracing of contacts of cases, this is our reasonable service.”