19 new cases of COVID-19


(Dashboard Update for February 4, 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 (CARPHA) have revealed nineteen new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda as of Tuesday 2nd February 2021.

Subsequent to the publication of the dashboard for Tuesday 2nd February with the cut off time of 6pm, one hundred and forty-seven (147) additional samples were processed by MSJMC increasing the pending results from one hundred and ninety-eight (198) to three hundred and forty-five (345).  

Of the one hundred and forty-seven (147) samples processed by MSJMC, one hundred and forty-one (141) were negative and six (6) positive; of the one hundred and ninety-eight (198) processed by CARPHA, one hundred and eighty-five (185) were negative and thirteen (13) positive.

Seventeen (17) cases are non-imported and two (2) imported. Investigations have begun and contact tracing and testing are ongoing.  

The one hundred and forty-seven (147) samples from MSJMC are reflected in the total persons tested and total samples taken columns of the dashboard.

Meanwhile, two recoveries have been recorded bringing that total to one hundred and eighty-one (181).

Consequently, the total number of persons with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda is two hundred and sixty-eight (268); which is inclusive of eighty (80) active cases.

The dashboard has been updated to reflect these changes.  

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  1. Sir Molwyn knows what he is doing, this is why he was elected.

    PM Browne need to put some things on hold, walk into the Ministry of health and get direct information from the technicians. And

    Take remedial action now. Seek advise from the technicians Mr PM and do your white horse ride to save the day.

    • Melchesidec you have me confused. If Sir Molwyn knows what he is doing, why then should the Prime Minister be required to take remedial action? That would either mean that Sir Molwyn does not know what hs is doing or he knows what he is doing but that the super Minister PM Browne does not believe in what Sir Molwyn is doing. Please try to address my confusion.

  2. The number of positive cases continue to increase. It must be noted that of the most recent 19 cases; 17 were non-imported and 2 imported. This obviously; will present a challenge to do contact tracing. Always a very BIG task.
    That is why it is so VERY IMPORTANT that all persons follow the protocols. You never know when, where and how contact was made with secondary potential carrier of the virus. So our guard must always be in place. Assume that everyone that is within your reach is a carrier of the virus. This is really essential at this juncture.
    I plead with the people of the nation, to administer strict adherence to the protocols: SANITIZE (WASH HANDS PROPERLY), WEAR THE MASKS CORRECTLY AND PRACTISE SOCIAL DISTANCING.


      • Sorry I do not work for the government. I have my own businesses. And they have been on solid footing for over twenty five years.

  3. The government are part of the problem not part of the solution. Them and others have a vested interest in blaming the victims, us, for this crisis they created, which now looks to be getting way out of control. There is STILL no mandatory requirement for tourists to quarantine, and they have been arriving for a number of months, with the government only a week or 2 ago crowing about how many arrivals we’ve had since they reopened.
    The solution now is, you have to close the borders, lock down the island (much as this will hurt, but we told you you would eventually have to do this because of your idiotic policies), get the vaccine and start rolling it out, pay workers to stay at home and give the unemployed a decent income. If the government can’t do this it has to go, bring someone in who can actually do the job.

    • Talk is really cheap. Arnold, if you were the government and had to figure out where you are going to get revenue while the country is lock down, you will probably shit in your boot.

      • So right. That is why it is easy for me to say lock down the country. I have no other decision to worry about.

  4. Lockdown wouldn’t be necessary if we had closed the borders and airport. People who pay ah lickle 9 grand to go stay in Sandals not gonna cancel if dem feel sick and the hotel workers will carry it home. Too late now… ** african funeral music grows louder**

    • The problem started at the borders

      Now it’s everywhere

      Extreme measures are needed to get things under control

  5. From The Sideline so why are you suggesting a lock down if you do not think it is pragmatic to do so? Make sure you give clear and proper advice to your genius Prime Minister.

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