129 new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda


The most recent report received by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment revealed one hundred and twenty-nine (129) new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda as of Wednesday 5th January, 2022 at 6pm.


Two hundred and ninety-five (295) samples were processed.


Fourteen (14) recovered case were recorded.


Consequently, the total number of persons with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda is four thousand eight hundred and forty-four (4,844); which is inclusive of six hundred and fourteen (614) active cases.


There are seven (7) hospitalized cases; four (4) moderate and three (3) mild.


The dashboard has been updated to reflect these changes.

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  1. The cycle continues. The pattern is so obvious. According to the agenda the information is produced to make what the agenda on the table necessary.

  2. Lockdown is inevitable if we don’t take the situation seriously. Most of us will of course be thinking about lockdown by government action. In reality, regardless of whether the gov orders a shutdown or not, lockdown is going to happen due to the action of the virus itself. Right now, if one employee catches it, up to nine others will catch it from them before they realize what’s happening. That’s a potential small business shutdown for every infected staff member. If you try to run the business with infected staff, customers and their children get infected, which then opens your business up to lawsuits if people find out what you did.

    This is not the flu. When you catch the flu you don’t come out of it with damage to organs such as your pancreas (reduced beta cell insulin production) and kidneys (scarring resulting in reduced kidney function). Survival of the acute infection is not a sign that it’s safe to catch a disease whose long long-term effects are completely unknown. Just look at HIV, an RNA virus just like this new coronavirus. You survive the acute HIV infection with almost no symptoms, only to succumb several years later. Everyone has been so focussed on using the mortality rates of the acute infection of this virus as a measure of risk. In reality this could be more like dengue, another RNA virus – you catch it over and over again until you eventually die suddenly from it (dengue haemorrhagic fever). We simply don’t know what the future of the infected looks like. But we do know what coronaviruses are capable of and you haven’t heard the worst of its capabilities. So do yourselves a big favor and avoid catching this virus at all cost. And if you have caught it, try to avoid repeat infection. Would you rather find out about the long-term effects of this infection from the news? Or from your doctor? You decide.

  3. I thought the vaccine was supposed to be our savior. The only thing being washed more than our hands is our brains.

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