Three New COVID-19 Cases

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

The most recent results received by the Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment for the 57 samples sent to Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) revealed four positive and 53 negative results. Seven of these were repeat samples from previously confirmed cases. Only one of the samples from the repeated cases remained positive.

Therefore, of the four positive results, three represent new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. The three new laboratory confirmed cases are associated with individuals of the group repatriated from the Dominican Republic on June 19th 2020 who were placed in quarantine and subsequent isolation.

These 3 new cases bring the total number of persons with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 in Antigua and Barbuda to 73. As a result of testing over the last few days, 35 of the persons repatriated from the Dominican Republic will be released from quarantine. The dashboard has been updated to reflect these changes.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Plenty countries have realised that they cannot become hermit countries but rather have to be opened! Does that make it right, I am not saying that however we have a part to play in ensuring that we protect ourselves. The public attitude towards this issue still leaves alot to be desired.

  2. I too am just saying. Rather than rant and rave at the government of the day, one’s anger should be directed to the countless of persons who continue to put themselves, their families and innocent Antigua so at risk by refusing to follow the basic protocols – hand washing, social distancing'”, avoiding crowds, guard against people showing telling symptoms like excessive coughing and sneezing etc.

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