Antigua records 2 new cases of COVID19

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The most recent reports received by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment from the Mount St. John’s Medical Center (MSJMC) and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) have revealed two new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda as of Friday, October 23 at 6 pm.

Subsequent to the publication of the dashboard on Friday, seven samples were processed at the Mount St. John’s Medical Center’s Laboratory, which increased the pending results from 13 to 20.

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

Of the 13 samples processed by CARPHA, 11 were negative and two positive.

Meanwhile, one new recovered case has been recorded bringing that total to 108.

Consequently, the total number of persons with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda is 124 with 13 active cases.

 

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19 COMMENTS

  1. The gov can only hide it for so long

    Wish they wouldn’t have recklessly allowed tourists to roam freely without testing or quarantining them.

    • If government had NOT allowed tourists to roam freely, we wouldn’t have a tourist economy at all.
      Nobody is going to spend their hard earned money vacationing in Antigua only to be confined to their rooms.
      Since tourism is this country’s MAIN source of money, we would be bankrupt very quickly without their inflow of money into our country.

    • IT IS THE LOVAL PEOPLE WHO HAVE COVID! NT THE TOURIST. SO ITS THE LOCAL PEOPLE WHO ARE THE PROBLEM. TOURIST COME TO ANTIGUA CLEAN AND GO BACK CLEAN

      • COVID is coming here via tourists and returning nationals.

        Both of which should be adequately tested and quarantined upon arrival.

        The failure to protect Antigua is on those who make and enforce these illogical and discriminatory policies

      • I’m going to tell you what you should or shouldn’t do.
        I’m only saying, MASKS DO NOT PREVENT SPREAD OF VIRUS.

        • @Will

          Please check your journals and tell us what works.

          We are in a situation and saying what do not work do not help us out of the situation.

          We would like to know what works.

          We would luke to go to the moon telling us a car will not get us there is not helping us achieve our goal.

          Telling us a space shuttle can get us there is useful information.

          Get it yet be apart of the solution not the problem……

          • NO.
            I’m not qualified to give advise. You must decide for yourself.
            Read the articles linked to on the website. That is the best I can do.

  2. Maybe a dubious publication but the links they provide are to reputable medical journals.
    I guess you didn’t even look before you posted this criticism. So this in itself, shows you have a bias and an agenda. Why should anyone believe you?

    New England Journal of Medicine:
    CAL-OSHA Regulations
    California Department of Health
    CDC
    FDA
    …and a lot more

  3. @Will

    Please check your journals and tell us what works.

    We are in a situation and saying what do not work do not help us out of the situation.

    We would like to know what works.

    We would luke to go to the moon telling us a car will not get us there is not helping us achieve our goal.

    Telling us a space shuttle can get us there is useful information.

    Get it yet be apart of the solution not the problem……

  4. Until it knock on their doorstep they will not stop and find some way to stop the spread. Money hungry inconsiderate government.

  5. Folks, just wear your masks properly and stop listening to the crazy and greedy folks with no actual knowledge that are trying to harm you and your family by spreading bad information in an effort to keep their businesses open at the expense of your life and future health. Countries where the general public are largely being consistent with mask wearing have been doing far better with keeping infection rates lower than those where big chunks of their population have gone maskless. You don’t need special research to determine the obvious. Masks are not going to be 100% protective for everyone because microscopic droplets containing airborne virus can get around the edges of the mask if it’s fitting loosely and a lot of people are not paying attention to how they’re wearing their masks. But even then, the mask will help reduce the viral load, meaning that, if you are exposed to aerosol-contaminated air while wearing a mask properly, the total number of virus particles that you inhale will be lower, giving you a much better chance of only experiencing mild or asymptomatic infection. A recent japanese study just confirmed that. Just Google it.

    It’s pretty clear at this point that some of us are far more disciplined when it comes to sticking to objectives than others. The weak minded ones are always going to try get others to follow them and they usually get punished by karma. It was the same with the Spanish flu of 1918. This a virus that is evolving. When it first started infecting humans, it was just using the ACE2 receptors found on the outer surface of our cell membranes to get inside the cells to replicate itself. Now because we have let it spend so much time inside the human body it’s evolved to using ACE2, CD147, PIKFyve Kinase, and now neuropilin-1 receptors found in neural (brain and spinal cord) tissue. So if you still want to walk around without a mask and play tag with a virus whose long term post-infection effects are completely unknown, go right ahead.

    • @AJ
      FALSE – “It was the same with the Spanish flu of 1918.”

      Bacterial Pneumonia Caused Most Deaths in 1918 Influenza Pandemic”, NOT FLU VIRUS.

      The majority of deaths during the influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 were not caused by the influenza virus acting alone, report researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. Instead, most victims succumbed to bacterial pneumonia following influenza virus infection. The pneumonia was caused when bacteria that normally inhabit the nose and throat invaded the lungs along a pathway created when the virus destroyed the cells that line the bronchial tubes and lungs.
      https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/bacterial-pneumonia-caused-most-deaths-1918-influenza-pandemic

  6. FALSE – Countries where the general public are largely being consistent with mask wearing have been doing far better with keeping infection rates lower than those where big chunks of their population have gone maskless.

    The CDC study, which surveyed symptomatic COVID-19 patients, has found that 70.6% of respondents reported “always” wearing a mask, while an additional 14.4% say they “often” wear a mask. That means a whopping 85% of infected COVID-19 patients reported habitual mask wearing. Only 3.9% of those infected said they “never” wear a face covering. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6936a5.htm

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