This afternoon, Thursday June 3, 2021, I wish to update you on the present COVID-19 situation.
Within the last twenty -four hours we have recorded four (4) additional cases. These new cases
are nationals and are referred to as Case # 75 through to Case # 78. The individuals are in
isolation at a COVID-19 certified facility. These cases bring the total number of COVID-19
confirmed cases to 78 with 64 cases for St. Kitts and 14 cases for Nevis. Please note that 51
cases have fully recovered with zero deaths. There are now twenty-seven (27) active cases.
These patients are stable and are being monitored.
The Ministry of Health continues its robust contact tracing exercise which began on Wednesday
May 19, 2021 and we will update you as the situation unfolds. We will broaden our web of contact
tracing and testing to identify all possible contacts. The aim is to break the chains of transmission
of the COVID-19 virus and contain this cluster of cases. The Ministry of Health wishes to assure
the public that all measures are being taken to restrict the spread of coronavirus.
We urge you to adhere to the COVID-19 prevention and control measures. These include wearing
a face mask, maintaining good hand hygiene, maintaining physical distance of at least 6 feet from
others when in public places and avoiding crowds and events. These non-pharmaceutical measures
work, and we are encouraging everyone to comply with them especially at this time.
We remind you that the AstraZeneca / Oxford COVID-19 vaccine is our main tool in fighting this
virus and we urge you to come forward and get vaccinated. By getting vaccinated you are not only
protecting yourself but those who cannot be vaccinated such as all of our school children.
We continue to encourage persons to empower themselves with the facts about the benefits of the
AstraZeneca Oxford Vaccine and take advantage of this opportunity to be vaccinated. You can
access the COVID-19 vaccine at any health center in St. Kitts during this week Monday to Friday
between the hours of 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and any health center in Nevis during this week between
the hours of 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Let us work together to maintain and protect the health and wellbeing of the people of the
June 3, 2021
Office of the Chief Medical Officer