39 new cases of COVID

Covid-19 coronavirus binding to human cell, conceptual computer illustration. SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (previously 2019-nCoV) binding to an ACE2 receptor on a human cell (not to scale). SARS-CoV-2 causes the respiratory infection Covid-19, which can lead to fatal pneumonia. ACE2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme 2) is a membrane-bound aminopeptidase, the key host receptor for the spike glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2 which serves as initial step in the development of coronavirus infection on a cellular level and a potential target for treatment strategy.
(Dashboard Update for February 17, 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 thirty-nine (39) new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda as of Tuesday 16th February 2021.
Subsequent to the publication of the dashboard for Tuesday 16th February 2021 with the cut off time of 6pm, sixty-two (62) additional samples were processed by MSJMC increasing the pending results from one hundred and thirty-nine (139) at CARPHA to two hundred and one (201) in total.
Of the sixty-two (62) samples processed by MSJMC, fifty (50) were negative and twelve (12) positive. Three of the cases from MSJMC are repeat tests.
Of the one hundred and thirty-nine (139) processed by CARPHA, one hundred and two (102) were negative and thirty-seven (37) positive. Seven (7) of the positive cases were repeat tests.
The thirty-nine (39) new laboratory confirmed covid-19 cases are non-imported.

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  1. If the UK variant is not there yet I think the amount of new cases will get 4 times worse over the next four to six weeks.
    I am sorry the AZ virus is the only one your being offered as it’s not as good as what your PM and his colleagues took which I think set a very bad example. But it’s worth taking.

    • @Richard persons like you who cause news outlets to be sued …. please stop sharing your opinions and come with facts …. are you sure the pm colleagues took the same vaccine…

      Please encourage others who wants to take the vaccine to do so and stop making your personal grudge of the pm cloud your good common sense stop being a spoiler ……get real

      • @ Curious, what wrong with Richard personal opinion and we all know its fact that gasclown took the better vaccine… thats why he running off his mouth up and down trying to justify him taking that said vaccine.,.. sometime i swear people dont think for themselves.. wa he is above criticism .. just gee me wan aspirin … he wrong wrong wrong wrong in what he did he wrong there is no other way to turn it and if u cant see that ur nothing more than a mindless tick like him …

        • Wow how u just buried your head in the sand… oh I remember you are nothing but @ FAKE.. I never said what GB did was correct … just trying to keep this news portal out of sue way… didn’t you see all the colleagues in tele today taking the Az jab.. u guys are so bitter … I hope u know what ticks does … so go take your vaccine and keep this shit clean… u parasite

  2. The question to asked when analyzing the dashboard is: it shows 302 active cases, 52 hospitalized. The total in quarantine is 93 + 55 = 148.

    We cannot assume that the 148 are all persons who are positive cases. Taking into consideration that quarantine applies for persons who travelled into Antigua and must be quarantine for 14 days. So once you come into Antigua, you are placed in government or self quarantine for 14 days. Home quarantine and government quarantine without strict monitoring should not apply to the 250 persons who are not hospitalized.

    So BIG QUESTION: If 52 persons of the 302 are in the hospital, where are the other 250 positive persons located ? It would be madness to have any of the positive persons in home quarantine.

    The numbers as they appear on the dashboard do not correlate. Explanation needed.

  3. For a place that did not have Covid-19 some months ago.I have seen. Where a Minister did say Antigua was Covid free.Now Antigua is blowing up with Covid-19.Gaston Browne,what are you doing about it. Extending the Curfew hours is not the answer.You coming with the same things and expecting different results.It does not work that way.So go back to pack and come again.

  4. So all the new cases shown are local.

    But logically there are still positive tourists coming here.

    And there are a lot more positive locals that are not getting tested

    This is scary and sad. And many of us warned that this happen with the ineffectual and nonsensical or nonexistent protocols

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