This was revealed by Minister of Health Akilah Byron-Nisbett during a press conference on Thursday.
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.” She said.
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.