Prime Minister Gaston Browne has announced that one more person has tested positive for COVID-19.
He said the tests results were just received. The prime minister did not provide additional information on the patient.
This means that Antigua and Barbuda has recorded 26 covid-19 cases. Browne also reported that someone was cleared of COVID-19 today, the same day the positive result was received.
He told Pointe FM that nine tests were sent for testing and one came back positive.
“It is unfortunate in the sense that we thought we’d been able to announce if not today but probably tomorrow or Monday that we’re totally covid-free but unfortunately there is an individual who just tested positive
“And again it shows the cautiousness of my government we never said that…in as much as there were no other confirmed cases other than the one that we knew, we said that it is likely that there could still be covid.
And that is why we didn’t relax certain restrictions, even the restriction on beaches…we did not relax it.”
“So we’re back to one. One confirmed case, but it’s still a good space to be in, in that we literally would have contained covid and the people of Antigua and Barbuda should be proud of the health officials and even the people in the general population ,they would have shown some level of responsibility and would have conducted themselves in such a way that we would have been able to contain covid.”
Presently there is only one known active case in the country.