47.3 % SKN population receives first dose of COVID vaccine

According to St Kitts and Nevis COVID-19 vaccination report, as of Saturday 21 May 2021, a total of 47.3 per cent of the population has received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 17.7 per cent have received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Saint Kitts and Nevis: According to St Kitts and Nevis COVID-19 vaccination report, as of Saturday 21 May 2021, a total of 47.3 per cent of the population has received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 17.7 per cent have received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the report, as of now, there are a total of 21,459 doses have been administered, out of which 16,101 doses have been administered in St Kitts, while 5,358 doses have been administered in Nevis. 

A total of 5,840 individuals are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 mutant. 

According to the COVID-19 situation report as of Sunday, 23 May 2021 of St Kitts and Nevis, there are fifty-two active COVID-19 cases on St Kitts and Nevis twin-islands while there is one imported case within the last 14 days. The death rate on the twin islands remains zero.

The report further states, a total of 14,435 people have been tested, out of which 14,382 individuals tested negative for the COVID-19 mutant, where as one result is still pending. 

There are a total of nine people who are quarantined at their homes, a total of 446 people are quarantined in the facility. 

Seven individuals are in isolation, while 9558 individuals have completed their quarantine and are now released. The twin islands have forty-five recoveries from the deadly virus, and so far, 21,459 people have been vaccinated. 

Following are the measures by the ministry of health of SKN to prevent the spread of Coronavirus – COVID-19 –

  • Frequently washing hands with soap, water or an alcohol-based solution.
  • Always cover nose and mouth with a bent elbow or tissue when one gets sneeze or cough. Dispose of the tissue immediately and wash your hands.
  • Avoid touching face, mainly eyes, nose or mouth, to prevent the coronavirus from entering the body.
  • In terms of social interaction, stay at least one metre or at 6 feet distance.
  • If anyone feels unwell, they must stay home and follow all the instructions provided by the local health authorities.

The Ministry of Health has advised the citizens to follow the COVID-19 health protocols and prevent the spread of the deadly virus.