The two new cases of COVID-19 are non-imported


(Dashboard Update for January 17, 2021)


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 Saturday 16th January 2021 at 6pm.


Subsequent to the publication of the dashboard for Friday 15th January 2021 with the cut off time of 6pm, one hundred and fifteen additional samples were processed at the Mount St. John’s Medical Center and thirty-three at CARPHA which increased the pending results from seventy-one to two hundred and nineteen.


All one hundred and eighty-six samples processed by MSJMC were negative and are reflected in the total persons tested and total samples taken columns of the dashboard.


Of the thirty-three samples processed by CARPHA, thirty-one were negative and two positive. The two new cases are non-imported.  Investigations are ongoing and contact tracing and testing is in progress.


Consequently, the total number of persons with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda is one hundred and eighty-nine (189); which is inclusive of twenty-seven (27) active cases.


Meanwhile, fifty-four samples are pending.


The dashboard has been updated to reflect these changes.


*Please note that the information in this dashboard includes data from January 16, 2021.

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  1. Its best they remove this imported and non imported cases from the board, because all the cases are imported All, the borders are open for travellers, more travellers are coming to Antigua than our population from high risk countries, they trying to label the local as the main reason for the spread and people are coming from high risk countries. We have alot of hypocrites supposed to be leading us, its time for us to move with the season and run these pretentious caring devilish people out of office. We need to realize 80000 people supposed to be more powerful than them once we have unity

  2. Imported or non-imported it’s in the community . In Antigua you will never really know the true numbers (1) no quarantine for tourists ( 2) most of the testing is done unless someone has a reason to be tested . Someone I know got Covid and show no symptoms no cough, fever , not even a runny nose . They only knew because their job asked the workers to get tested . It’s in the community but not quaranting tourists is madness and will only make it worse and they know it . I guess anything for a dollar . Got a call that a former coworker of mine died from Covid the nicest young man ever with the most beautiful kids and family . That was my guy God bless you I love man .

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