Published 15 March, 2021
Buckie Got It, St. Kitts and Nevis News Source
Source: LOOP NEWS
The Ministry of Health has revealed that it received today confirmation of four more COVID-related deaths.
The disclosure comes on the heels of the ministry reporting three previous COVID-related deaths.
The four deaths reported today bring the island’s total number of COVID-related deaths to 55.
- Death #52 is a 47-year-old male from the Micoud district.
- Death #53 is an 87-year-old female from the Laborie district.
- Death #54 is a 66-year-old male from the Castries district.
- Death #55 is a 64-year-old female from the Castries district.
All of these individuals had underlying medical illnesses and were all in care at the time of their passing, according to a release from the Department of Health and Wellness.
“The Ministry of Health expresses condolences to the families and loved ones on the passing of these individuals,” according to the department.
Meanwhile, the ministry today received confirmation of 22 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory. These results are from a batch of 148 samples taken on March 12 and March 13. The samples were processed on Saturday, March 13.
Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 19 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the total number of active cases currently recorded in-country to date to 203. At present, two of the active cases are requiring critical care at the Respiratory Hospital. The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in-country to date to 4053.
The Ministry of Health also announced that as of yesterday, 18,488 individuals.
“As the Ministry of Health continues to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, the public is advised to continue taking personal responsibility to protect themselves, family and others, especially the vulnerable,” the ministry said.