By Loshaun Dixon
Despite having no confirmed cases of COVID-19 St. Kitts and Nevis Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hazel Laws has indicated the Federation is not out of the woods with two major hotspots in the north and south of the region.
Dr. Laws said the virus emanated from Wuhan city in China in December 2019 then it travelled through Asia then to Europe before making its way through to the Americas.
She mentioned the impact the virus has had in the Americas with the United States of America and Brazil the most affected nations.
“The Caribbean is right in the middle and the virus is circulating around the Caribbean region. The data coming out of PAHO (PAN American Health Organization) today tells us that in the region of the Americas 81% of all cases and 84 % of all deaths currently reported are from the United States of America and Brazil.”
She noted the Federation was still fighting the pandemic and urged all that the battle is not over.
“I want us to note that even though we do not have any cases here in St. Kitts and even though the numbers are much lower in the Caribbean area we are not out of the woods and still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.“The Caribbean region is surrounded by territories that are seriously impacted by this COVID-19 outbreak.”
St. Kitts and Nevis have tested 394 cases and had 15 confirmed cases no cases are currently active and no test results are active.