11 new cases of COVID-19, active cases pass 100


(Dashboard Update for February 6, 2021)

The most recent report received by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment from the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC) has revealed eleven (11) new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda as of Friday 5th February 2021.

Of the sixty-four (64) samples processed by MSJMC, fifty-three (53) were negative and eleven (11) positive. The eleven (11) cases are non-imported. Investigations have begun and contact tracing and testing are ongoing.

Consequently, the total number of persons with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda is two hundred and ninety-nine (299); which is inclusive of one hundred and five (105) active cases.

Meanwhile, three (3) additional persons have been hospitalized and seventy-one (71) samples are pending.

The dashboard has been updated to reflect these changes.

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  1. A year after its advent, Covid-19 continues to rage havoc around the world. Just when you thought it was going to get better….the situation is progressively getting worse in many areas.
    As these new cases continue showing up in Antigua, the effort must be made now to do testing on a wide cross section of the nation; especially in areas where these new cases are prevalent.
    How many more will have to die before the authorities get real and deal with the situation urgently. Hospitalizations continue to rise. Do we have the infrastructure and medical personnel to handle any further rise in cases.
    Mr. Prime minister, Mr. Health minster, CMO…..it is time to get to work on this with serious intention of turning the wave around.
    The time is now to put national health before economy. When the health of the people is poor; you will not have a healthy economy.

    Lead as the servant of the people…not as evil dictators.
    The people are suffering economically already and you put more burden on with a health crisis mess up.

    People: Follow the protocols. Do not risk yourselves and others by being foolish and stupid.


    • Too much finger pointing by you know it alls. The government is making an honest attempt to control the situation.

      • Could you point me into that direction of “honest attempt”.It amazes me that you guys would see a wall and still drive into it.Then blame the wall for being there.The fingers pointing began with the Administration.They would blame all others and take responsibility for nothing.They had almost a year to plan for the worst case scenarios and fail.Why they did not call back all retired Nurses and Doctors and keep them on a call as needed basis.Get in touch with private clinics on the island and ask for help.To take some sick patients with no Covid-19.In order to free up space at Mount St.John for Covid-19 patients.Where are the visionaries in this Administration.

        • The retired doctors, nurses, and private medical facilities are not going to work on a promise to get paid some time in the distant future, which may never happen.

  2. I am praying that this issue with the continuous spread of the virus is adhered to by obeying the rules.
    Wash Your Hands. Wear this Face Mask. Adhere to Social Distance.

  3. Presumably Sir Health & his team have been analyzing the positive cases since last year, and are seeing trends, ‘connectors’ – which will allow them to make clear suggestions to cabinet regarding the next actions required.

    We the people would appreciate geographical information… Where are the active cases located on the island? It would allow people in those villages / areas to be hyper-vigilant.
    This information is given weekly on other islands, why not Antigua?

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