Antigua & Barbuda’s COVID-19 Transmission Classification will likely revert to ‘Cluster of Cases’ following the recent uptick in positive cases.
Just over a month ago, on September 14, the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) placed the country’s status in the ‘Sporadic Cases’ category as new cases began to slow down.
However, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Rhonda Sealey-Thomas told state media that “two government departments have been identified and the persons from those departments were linked”, to recent cases.
“According to the World Health Organization we are now classified as ‘sporadic cases’ but we believe that we are definitely at the stage now to be classified as ‘clusters’ because of the last few weeks we have seen certain clusters of cases”, she explained.
“Just last week, we had a discussion with the Pan-American Health Organization on our classification and we’re still doing our checks to determine whether or not we should move from ‘sporadic cases’ to ‘clusters’ and certainly we’re still looking into whether or not we should move to ‘community transmission’”, she added.
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