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COVID Update: 34 new cases, one death

Published 1 March, 2021


Buckie Got It, St. Kitts and Nevis News Source


The Ministry of Health and Wellness on Sunday February 28, 2021 received confirmation of 34 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory. 

This is from a batch of 197 samples taken during the period February 12 to February 26, 2021. These samples were processed on 
February 26, 2020. 

 All of the 34 cases were seen at various community respiratory clinics where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19. Each of these individuals were placed in home quarantine by health practitioners while awaiting the return of their test results, in-keeping with the national 
COVID-19 testing protocol.

Arrangements have since been made to place these individuals into isolation. The contact tracing for these individuals is underway. The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 3,390. 

The Ministry of Health also received confirmation of the recovery of 103 individuals bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 304. 

Presently, two of the individuals diagnosed with the COVID-19 are requiring critical care at the Respiratory Hospital. 

Today the Ministry of Health also reports one COVID-19 related death bringing the total 
number of deaths in country to date to 36. Death #36 is a 90 year old male from the Vieux-Fort district with underlying medical illnesses who passed away while in care. The Ministry of Health expresses sympathies to the family and loved ones of this individual.

The Ministry of Health encourages everyone to continue practicing the behaviors to minimize the spread of COVID-19: 

– Wash your hands during the day using soap and flowing water
– Wear a mask in public places and ensure it covers the mouth, chin and nose
– Maintain a physical distance from others
– Use a bleach solution to sanitize frequently touched surfaces and frequently handled 
– Avoid contact with other people who have flu-like symptoms 
– If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, keep away from others and seek medical care 
The Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue providing updates to the public as new information becomes available.

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