Saint Kitts and Nevis has recorded its first COVID-related death.
This was revealed by Minister of Health Akilah Byron-Nisbett during a press conference on Thursday.
She said: “We wish to extend condolences to the family and loved ones of the dearly departed. We have repeatedly said that we are not immune to the ravages of COVID19. Including severe disease and death,” the Minister said.
She reminded that the vaccine prevents people from getting seriously ill and dying from COVID-19. While we mourn the loss of our first citizen my trust is that it will serve as a wake-up call for all.”
The Health Minister further stated that within the last 12 hours 28 new cases were recorded- 26 in the prison and two in the general population.
This brings the total number of COVID cases recorded in Saint Kitts and Nevis since the onset of the pandemic, to 279- 264 in Saint Kitts, 15 in Nevis.
There are currently 208 active cases in the Federation.
A state of emergency was implemented on June 16 and will expire on July 6.