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.