Prime Minister Gaston Browne today announced that one new case of COVID-19 was recorded in Antigua and Barbuda in the last 24 hours, warning that the nation could see an increase in cases during the winter season.
Browne said the new COVID case is related to a current patient and thus tracing is possible.
He also said that there are no hospitalizations as a result of COVID-19 and that two of the seven patients have already tested negative once.
The Prime Minister said the changes are not yet reflected in the COVID dashboard which is released regularly by the Ministry of Health.
Speaking on Pointe FM today, Browne warned residents to expect COVID cases in the 20’s due to the busy tourist season.
Browne said despite being labeled as ‘Moderate’ by the Center for Disease Control in the United States, residents should not let their guard down.
He also commented on the “good news” of a COVID-19 vaccine saying that while Antigua hopes to get the vaccine in the first quarter of 2021 it could be as late as the third quarter 2021.
The Prime Minister’s message to residents is to continue observing measures to slow the spread of the disease.
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