Two additional Healthcare workers test positive for COVID19

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 from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) revealed two new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19.

This brings the total number of persons with the disease in Antigua and Barbuda to 21.

The other four samples were negative for COVID-19. Of note is that these two new cases are health care workers. The Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment is taking all necessary measures to protect all health care workers involved in the nation’s fight against COVID-19.

These include ensuring personal protective equipment (PPE) is readily available and that persons are adequately trained in their appropriate use.

Today, persons who were quarantined at the Hawksbill Hotel were released from quarantine.
Unfortunately, one gentleman, after being released, had to be rushed to the Mount St. John Medical
Center. Despite resuscitative efforts he passed away. While in quarantine he did not develop any COVID-19 symptoms.

The Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment extends condolences to the family of
the deceased.

Earlier today, an additional 14 samples were sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad. Members of the public will be advised of these results as soon as they become available.

The Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment thanks the public for cooperating with the measures associated with the State of Emergency. These measures along with social distancing, proper cough and
sneeze etiquette, hand washing and sanitizing are crucial in our nation’s fight against COVID-19.

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  1. So sorry to hear of this passing of the man.Also I am really hoping and praying for the speedy recovery of those Healthcare workers and all others.

  2. The man was in quarantine and did not develop any symptoms but after he was released he had to be rushed to the hospital…. he died! From what did he die! What the heck is this report actually saying or not saying? REALLY!

    • Even in a crisis you still have an axe to grind. The man showed no symptoms, hence was released. Lets await the autopsy

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