Virus cases continue rise with 82 new confirmations, moving active infections past 1,150 and country total above 3,600


REAL NEWS: Antigua & Barbuda’s count of virus cases has surpassed 3,600, with the addition of 82 new positive confirmations for Tuesday, October 5 – bringing the current total to 3,663.

The Ministry of Health published a dashboard this afternoon, October 7, indicating that the positive cases were from 176 samples processed at the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre.  As a result, the active-case count has moved to 1,158.

Health officials also confirmed one recent COVID-19 related death, bringing the number to 88.

Forty-eight people recovered from the virus between Monday and Tuesday, increasing that total to 2,417.  However, hospitalizations have again increased and now stand at 53, with severe infections up to seven.

Thirty-four people are said to have mild symptoms of the virus, and 12 are showing moderate symptoms.

Meanwhile, Antigua and Barbuda has fully vaccinated 43,873 individuals and 10,085 have received their first dose.

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  1. Not surprising…The more they vaccinate the more cases we’ll get it’s just that simple. Gaston need to try another approach cause the vaccines FAILED. Point blank. If he doesn’t and people flock to get vaccinated we’ll just turn into Israel 2.0…. first ever country to have many take the 3rd dose and about to be on the 4th shot (and mannnyyy more to come) and the cases are only getting higher and higher……..

    • Don’t worry, the vaccination is just to make up numbers to show the tourists. They’ll be quietly passing out proper medications behind the scenes.

  2. As long as Antiguans’ refuse to take the vaccine and have a murder a month, a huge increase in cases of Covid and crime No tourist will come.

    • Oh well the airport should already be closed since it’s already proven both can catch and spread it but I guess it’s what he wants..

  3. So if the cases continue to increase, and the COVID-related deaths as well, what informed the decision to relax the curfew hours and open up previously closed business establishments?

    Clearly the decision to shut down those businesses was not based on the numbers

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