25 new cases of COVID-19


(Dashboard Update for February 27, 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 twenty-five (25) new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda as of Thursday 25th February 2021 at 6pm.



Subsequent to the publication of the dashboard for Thursday 25th February 2021 with the cut off time of 6pm, one hundred and ninety-six (196) additional samples were processed at MSJMC increasing the pending results from one hundred and sixty-two (162) to three hundred and fifty-eight (358) in total.



Of the two hundred and twenty-seven (227) samples processed by MSJMC, one hundred and seventy-eight (178) were negative and forty-nine (49) positive.  Thirty-seven (37) of these positive cases were repeat tests.



Of the one hundred and twenty-one (121) samples sent to CARPHA, one hundred and six (106) were negative and fifteen (15) positive.  Two (2) of these positive cases were repeat tests.



Of the twenty-five (25) positive cases, twenty-three (23) were non-imported and two (2) imported.



Meanwhile, twenty (20) recoveries have been recorded bringing the total to two hundred and ninety-one (291). One hundred and forty-four (144) samples are pending.



Consequently, the total number of persons with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda is seven hundred and twenty-six (726); which is inclusive of four hundred and twenty-one (421) active cases.



The dashboard has been updated to reflect these changes.


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  1. Can’t it be revealed where the imported cases are coming from and whether they are visitors, nationals returning or citizens? How can we know what to be aware of if all we are being given are numbers. It is not necessary to reveal personal information but knowledge of where the infections are coming from will help in decisions made. In terms of community spread cases, locations of possible infections are also markers for the population to be aware of.

    • @ Joan. Far too sensible a request !
      Many have been asking for such helpful information for months, Cabinet commented ‘we are a small society and to give that type of information would result in people being targeted/ostracized’ (I paraphrase), yet many OECS islands ARE giving such information in a general manner.
      Smoke and Mirrors Governance.

    • Avatar photo How can you know what to be aware of ? Be aware of Covid . You want 2 American 1 English man 1 Dominican 1 puerto rican it's all Covid be aware of Covid.

      No, the information given is sufficient . What you’re suggesting will surely lead to discriminatory practices and behaviors after all we are ONLY HUMAN .

  2. 421 active, now let’s do some math. 421 – 128 ( self quarantine) = 293. 293 – 80 ( government quarantine) =213. 213 – 42 ( hospital) = 171. Where the 171 positive case be hiding???

    • In QUARANTINE DOES NOT MEAN YOU HAVE THE VIRUS. Stop counting people in quarantine as if they are positive. The 42 persons that are hospitalized are included in the 421 active cases.

  3. If u get wet by rain n ah coughing after simple you have COVID 19 so just do yah best and keep out the public… everything is COVID even if u sneezing

  4. Just go ahead and post the data for the 26th, today so you’re back on track.
    Getting tired of our delays, usually means bad news

  5. The protocols in place are already discriminatory . Returning nationals are been ask to go into quarantine,while tourist are been told to move around freely within the curfew time . Even all over without wearing mask in some cases.

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