The Federal Ministry of Health announced Thursday evening at 11:04 a.m. Thursday, St. Kitts and Nevis recorded one additional case of COVID-19, briunging the total number of confirmed cases to nine.

The patient is a citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis, and resident on Nevis.

Now that confirmation of COVID-19 has been received, the patient is subjected to compulsory isolation in order to limit the likelihood of transmission to others.

The Ministry of Health on Nevis will also begin tracing the contacts of this individual, and these contacts would be subject to strict quarantine and testing.

The Federal Ministry of Health reminds our citizens and residents of the individual and collective responsibility to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the nation by following the advice of the public health authorities regarding infection and prevention control (IPC), including strict observance of quarantine and isolation regulations by remaining at home or in the place of quarantine or isolation as determined by public health authorities.

The public is reminded that the Federal Ministry of Health remains the only official source of information on COVID-19 in the nation, and all confirmed test results are sent directly to the Office of the Chief Medical Officer — not to any third parties.

Those with questions or concerns are asked to call the COVID-19 Hotline #311.