32 new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda


(Dashboard Update for May 20, 2022)


The most recent report received by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment revealed thirty-two (32) new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda as of Wednesday 18th May, 2022 at 6pm.


Forty-eight (48) samples were processed.


Twenty-six (26) recovered cases were recorded.


Consequently, the total number of persons with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda is seven thousand nine hundred and forty-two (7,942); which is inclusive of one hundred and eighty-one (181) active cases. There are three (3) hospitalized cases; one (1)severe and two (2) mild.


The dashboard has been updated to reflect these changes.

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  1. Concerning uptick in cases & hospitalizations.

    Positive people can’t work for at least a week, which negatively impacts businesses, work colleagues who are asked to cover the infected person’s tasks, and the service those businesses are able to offer their customers.

    Carnival coming.
    Monkeypox in our main source markets – (NYC asking residents to mask up again).

    Lets be smart people,
    Enjoy the outside, enjoy some distance
    When visiting businesses indoors, wear a mask for the employees, & your, job security.


      It has not previously been described as a sexually transmitted infection, but it can be passed on by direct contact during sex.

      Health officials have pointed out that the monkeypox virus is not sexually transmitted but spreads through prolonged face-to-face contact and respiratory droplets.

      Monkeypox virus can enter your body through broken skin, eyes, nose or mouth, and it also can be passed on by direct contact during sex. And with most recent cases detected in gay or bisexual men in the UK, health agency UKHSA alerted men who have sex with men to be aware of any unusual rashes or lesions. However, with the disease being stigmatised enough, several experts have pointed out that it is ‘not a sexually transmitted disease but just a viral infection’.

      So far, about 80 cases have been confirmed in at least 12 countries, and another 50 suspected cases are being investigated. As per WHO, Monkeypox symptoms last from 2 to 4 weeks. Severe cases can occur. In recent times, the case fatality ratio has been around 3-6%

  2. Is it because of the fetes the cases are going skyward.Let us begin to use common sense and good judgment.We cannot afford for the planes and ships not coming to Antigua.Another lock down would be financially disastrous, in my opinion.

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