24 new cases of COVID-19, 101 active cases


(Dashboard Update for August 17, 2021)



The most recent report received by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment from the Sir Lester Bird Mount St. John Medical Centre has revealed twenty-four (24) new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda as of Tuesday 16th August 2021 at 6pm.



Nine (9) of these cases were recorded on August 15th and fifteen (15) on August 16th.



The Epidemiology Unit is still in the process of ascertaining whether these (24) cases are imported or non-imported. Once the investigation is completed, the information will be given in a subsequent publication.



These cases are out of one hundred and ninety-seven (197) samples that were processed at Sir Lester Bird MSJMC.



Meanwhile, of the nineteen (19) cases published on the dashboard for 15th August, fifteen (15) were non-imported and four (4) imported.



Eleven (11) recovered cases were recorded increasing the total to one thousand two hundred and seventy-seven (1277).



Consequently, the total number of persons with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda is one thousand four hundred and twenty-one (1421); which is inclusive of one hundred and one (101) active cases.


There are nine (9) hospitalized cases; six (6) mild, one (1) moderate and two (2) severe.


Meanwhile, Antigua and Barbuda has fully vaccinated thirty two thousand two hundred and forty-eight (32,248) individuals while six thousand nine hundred and thirty-eight(6,938) have only received their first dose.


The dashboard has been updated to reflect these changes.


*Please note the dashboard is inclusive of information for August 14th through to August 16th, 2021.

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  1. Here we go.

    WHY are active cases placed in the hospital not the purpose designed infectious disease center, so containing shedding & contagion?

    How much random testing is happenig?
    Or are tests departing passengers and symptomatic people, with maybe a few contact trace tests?

    CMO / SIR HEALTH kindly answer these questions.

    Please please, continue to mask, sanitize, distance – we must take care of ourselves & those around us.

  2. Three times I realised the cases increased when the state of emergency is about to end, new vaccine roll out and when tourist are travelling from high risk countries that have more covid cases than our entire population

    • State of emergency extended about June 19 and will run to Sept 30. we Had 0 active cases when the SOE was last extended

  3. So the government and their business masters will now resist lockdown for as long as possible because profit is more important to them than human life. We need to pressure them to provide all workers with a decent monthly wage and send them home until the covid numbers come down. For essential workers childcare must be provided free of charge and they must be given an additional stipend for hazard. Other countries have done this. It is the only way, but unfortunately I doubt this will happen here and the numbers and deaths will just continue to rise. Where are the unions when they are needed. Oh that’s right, out supporting the trumpers “right” to infect other people.

    • Wonder in which fantasy la la land u living in can’t be in Antigua in di year 2021 when ah tourist ah di bread and butter u better crawl back under di tone wey u min ah lib

  4. No covid they they are preparing us for the new world order this is our dress rehearsal get ready guys things are about to get jacked up….

    • To “oneloveworld”: What are you smokin’??? You must be living on the dark side of the moon. Get real.

  5. A lot of people is still sleeping and panicking in this plandemic, I am not saying is no flu/virus out there but this started off from covid then vaccine and total control

  6. …Hold on! I’m #COMING SOON!



    Now along with the push to vaccinate, which #booster shots will Antigua, Barbuda & REDONDA will be offering, to the People.
    Bear in mind, the Nation is using a COCKTAIL of VACCINES at attempting to attain herd immunity, therefore, again which #Wuhan #Ninja #Variant will they focus on to bring about this herd Immunity?

    The #CONSPIRACISTS are outrunning, their nemeses!
    How did the scientist know #Booster #Shots would be required? They’ve being developing and testing for months.

    Why are the authorities not tell us the whole #Truth, and nothing but the #truth? It’s so that their EARTHLY GODS can dictate to them, the directions which they should, MUST take this #planDEMIC once they get their #SWASTIKA STAMP of approval, and assignments from their retreat at Hotel California!

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