COVID patient seriously ill at MSJMC

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A COVID-19 patient, who is currently hospitalized at Mount St. John’s Medical Centre is in serious condition, Prime Minister Gaston Browne said.

“Currently, I’m told that there are two hospitalizations at Mount St. John,” Browne said.

“Unfortunately one is very serious, that person is intubated. The other person is mild.

“I’m told too that there are six others at the IDC but most of them are awaiting their second, or their negative test for that matter in order to return home,” the Prime Minister added.

For the last week there have been 10 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Antigua, which is less than two per day.

Prime Minister Browne said the emergency room has had no COVID traffic for the past couple of days and even though the active cases remain high, he’s been told that quite a number of them should have been taken off the dashboard perhaps weeks ago.

“The problem is the contact tracing team had actually fallen behind,” he explained.

“The Ministry has since expanded the team and they have recently completed an audit, [and] we’re told that a significant amount of the cases will be taken off, perhaps on Monday when they next publish the dashboard.

“So, we should probably see significantly less than 100 cases because these are people who have been on there for over a month and we know by then they would have recovered anyway. But as I said the team was overwhelmed at one point …” Browne added.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Why are we hearing these things from this man ? He is no medic; he has no part in the ministry of health; he needs to allow the cmo( who I don’t think is doing her job) to speak on matters of health.
    Can we trust anything this man has to say? Besides ANR, you print stuff he rambles about matters that woild be best handled by the medics, but not a word from info about the disturbing millions sent to CBH from our CIP funds that cannot be accounted for. And people bawling for lack of salaries/ wages being paid. This is more newsworthy than Gaston Brown shooting of at the mouth

  2. Why in Antigua and Barbuda is Gaston Browne relaying such a message. Is he the Chief Medical Office and or the person in charge of Mount St.John.No one wants to hear from you on matters of Medicine.Stick to what you know.Absolutely damn well nothing.You are nothing more than an egotistical,narcissist. You want to be in control of all things.Could that be the reason why the Country operates like an old broken down vehicle.When are the Taxi and Bus Drivers getting their stimuli in Antigua and Barbuda.The Government of Dominica gave it to their Taxi and Bus Drivers.You are all talk and fluff,hot air and not one damn thing else.

  3. Had dictator traitor Gaston shut our borders from the get go, none of this would be happening today. But he too busy teefing money that he couldn’t close the borders. And don’t think we don’t notice not a single govt minister take a pay cut during these trying times but dictator traitor Gaston and his cronies expect the rest of us to do so.

    Get rid of traitor dictator Gaston, we are not his financial slaves.

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