One New Case Of Covid-19

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Positive blood test result for the new rapidly spreading Coronavirus, originating in Wuhan, China

The most recent reports received by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Mount St. John’s Medical Center have revealed one new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 case in Antigua and Barbuda as of August 2nd 2020 at 6pm.

Subsequent to the publication of the dashboard on Friday 31st July 2020 with the cut off time of 6pm, an additional eleven samples were processed at the Mount St. John’s Medical Center’s (MSJMC) Laboratory which would have increased the pending results from fifty-one to sixty-two.

Of the sixty-two samples tested, CARPHA’s results showed fifty negative and one positive while MSJMC had eleven negative.

Consequently, the total number of persons with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 in Antigua and Barbuda is ninety-two of which there are eight new recovered cases bringing the total number of recovered cases to seventy-five and active cases to fourteen.  The total deaths recorded to date remains at three.

Meanwhile, twenty-eight samples were sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) earlier today.

The dashboard has been updated to reflect these changes.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I have to say that I think the media could do more than printing another lame release from Government. Where’s the info here? Other islands report more about the new cases, about how many are in hospital, how many in ICU. The info is way too limited. How many people have flown into the country since June 4th? How many have been tested? The feeling that people are getting is that there’s not enough info for a reason.

    • Exactly. I read a release from Cuba last week. They had patient ages, sex, what town they live in, how they contracted it (known contact, attending a party, contact with traveler from specific country, or travel, etc.).

      And they also put whether the person was hospitalized or quarantining at home or in a government facility. And the their current health status — the person was in critical condition, asymptomatic, mild symptoms, etc.

      • Of the 33 confirmed cases, 14 (42.4%) were men and 19 (57.6%) women. The affected age groups were: from 41 to 59 with 14 cases (42.4%), younger than 20 years with 11 cases (33.3%), followed by the group from 20 years to 40 years with five cases (15, 1%) and over 60 years old with three (9.1%). 57.6% (19) of the confirmed cases were asymptomatic.

        Detail of the 33 diagnosed cases:

        26-year-old Cuban citizen. She resides in the perca municipality, Artemisa province. Previously confirmed case contact. Six contacts are kept under surveillance.

        55-year-old Cuban citizen. She resides in the perca municipality, Artemisa province. Previously confirmed case contact. 14 contacts are kept under surveillance.

        19-year-old Cuban citizen. She resides in the perca municipality, Artemisa province. Previously confirmed case contact. 10 contacts are kept under surveillance.

  2. The goverment ought to be commended for its efforts in seeking to contain the spread. People need to maintain their vigilance and do not complacent. Yes the restrictions to your everyday life might be burdensome but look at the brighter side.

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