Almost 700 in COVID-19 quarantine in Antigua and Barbuda


The most recent report received by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment from the Mount St. John’s Medical Center (MSJMC) has revealed no new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda as of Wednesday 16th December 2020 at 6pm.

All ninety-one samples processed by MSJMC yielded negative results and are reflected in the total persons tested and total samples taken columns of the dashboard.

Consequently, the total number of persons with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda remains at one hundred and fifty-one (151); which is inclusive of five (5) active cases.

Meanwhile, thirty-one samples were sent to CARPHA on December 16, 2020.

The dashboard has been updated to reflect these changes.

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  1. Of course. Can’t even test the people quarantining because that would make it harder to pretend the numbers are less than 9 per 100K like TPTB have been pretending for months.

    And of course never test tourists because everyone knows tourists never spread COVID

    • Boss even if you were to test them, due to accuracy issues of rapid test, quarantine would still be recommended. Antigen tests in general tend to have near the accuracy of a coin toss Think I am wrong? Google “Buyer beware: inflated claims of sensitivity for rapid COVID-19 tests” , Lanceet, December 14, 2020

      • Like everywhere else in the world does.

        And then they could reduce quarantine to 7 days for most people.

        Not testing is not the answer.

  2. These people nar tap home. Many ah dem juss come from Merca so they have to see this person and that person. Plus dem haffu show off demself before Antigua hot sun tek back d likkle light skin dem get from Merca weather!!!

  3. The government should import a lot of cheaper lab test kits from US/Japan/China and do as many tests as they can. Now a test on the island costs 300XCD (for local) or 300USD (for tourist) is ridiculous.

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