43 new cases, 148 active cases of COVID-19 in Antigua and Barbuda


Dashboard Update for August 20, 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 forty-three (43) new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda as of Thursday 19th August 2021 at 6pm.

Twenty (20) of these cases were recorded on August 18th and twenty-three (23) on August 19th.

The Epidemiology Unit is still in the process of ascertaining whether the cases are imported or non-imported. Once the information is verified, it will be published in a subsequent publication.

Two hundred and forty-eight (248) samples were processed at Sir Lester Bird MSJMC.

Fourteen (14) recovered cases were recorded increasing the total to one thousand two hundred and ninety-nine (1299).

Consequently, the total number of persons with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda is one thousand four hundred and ninety (1490); which is inclusive of one hundred and forty-eight (148) active cases. There are thirteen (13) hospitalized cases; nine (9) mild, two (2) moderate and two (2) severe.

Meanwhile, Antigua and Barbuda has fully vaccinated thirty two thousand three hundred and thirty-three (32,733) individuals while six thousand six hundred and seventy-nine (6,679) have only received their first dose.

The dashboard has been updated to reflect these changes.

*Please note this dashboard is inclusive of statistics for August 18th and 19th

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  1. We are joining the whole world, covid is here to stay, learn to deal with it. The government is not the solution, they are part of the problem, yes we can survive with 6 months of the border being closed, can they survive not stealing the money for that long. Quit bringing it here, just like are beff it is imported, and spread around.

    • To confuse you and the rest of us.Just take it with a grain of salt for taste. Those numbers are not correct.

  2. These Nayseyers that are spouting falsehoods and ignorance are they saying that the professionals are lieing. What’s foolishness? Jah forbid that you don’t get sick and end in the hospital caused it’s full with those people who are misleading you the factual data. Stop behaving like Morons.

  3. Can someone please answer these question. Does the vaccine make you immune from the virus, has anyone in the world that that took it be made immune? I yes, please say where. How can we reach herd immunity if not one person is immune? I’m not against vaccine, but why should I put a substance in my body if it doesn’t do what it says it’s supposed to do. At this point I’m following all protocols as asked to to do, boost my immune system, go to the beach regularly, keep your nostrils clear and clean, something that I was taught by my parents. That what we need to be doing. I’m a believer of science and medicine, but not to be made a test piece. Thank you.

    • No you are correct it doesn’t make you immune. BUT it does stop huge numbers from getting it really seriously thus greatly reducing the effects of the Virus.
      Over 90% of those in hospital in the UK (6000 people) have not been vaccinated!
      Over 90% in the UK have either been vaccinated or have immunity through previously being infected! So look as these numbers.
      68,000,000 in the UK have antibodies (most through the vaccine) JUST 600 of those are in hospital with COVID (not necessarily the main reason for being in hospital)
      The Antiguan population is around 0.1% of the UK population. Number of Antiguans in hospital with COVID is around 2% of the UK number that have antibodies. That is 20 times greater than the UK!
      Approx 50% of Antiguans have antibodies as a result of the Vaccine.

      So it shows the vaccine works! It doesn’t stop it but it DOES reduce the severity!

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