16 new cases of COVID-19 in Antigua


(Dashboard Update for February 22, 2021)


The most recent reports received by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment from the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC) and the Caribbean Public Health Agency have revealed sixteen (16) new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda as of Saturday 20th February 2021 at 6pm.


Of the one hundred and thirty (130) samples processed by MSJMC, one hundred and thirteen (113) were negative and seventeen (17) positive. Five (5) of the positive cases were repeat tests.


Of the one hundred and seventy-three (173) samples sent to CARPHA ninety (90) are still pending. Of the eighty-three (83) results received, seventy-eight (78) were negative and five (5) positive. One (1) of the positive cases was a repeat test.


Three (3) of the cases are imported and thirteen (13) non-imported.

Four (4) recoveries have been recorded bringing that total to two hundred and twenty-two (222).

One (1) Covid-19 related death of a non-imported case was recorded bringing the non-imported deaths to twelve (12).


Consequently, the total number of persons with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda is six hundred and fourteen (614) which is inclusive three hundred and seventy-eight (378) active cases and fourteen (14) deaths.


The dashboard has been updated to reflect these changes.

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  1. Can someone from the Ministry of Health explain how there can be 378 active cases and only 195 in government and self quarantine? Are the other 183 out in public?

    • They have explained the difference between isolation and quarantine. If you go on their facebook page you can see where the persons who have tested positive are being isolated (some are at home and some are at the various government facilities).

    • Quarantine doesn’t mean you have Covid-19, you are placed under quarantine when you arrive on island for 14 days as precaution. If it’s enforced smh, just pay attention to the Active Cases

  2. Still to trying understand the difference between the Local Spread and Community Spread of the Covid 19 virus…. If there is a difference which one are we now facing and which one is more difficult to control ???

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