Antigua and Barbuda Records Fifty New Covid-19 Cases

(Dashboard Update for February 20, 2021) The most recent reports received by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment from the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC) and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) have revealed fifty (50) new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda as of Thursday 18th February 2021. Subsequent to the publication of the dashboard for Thursday 18th February 2021 with the cut off time of 6pm, sixty-six (66) additional samples were processed by MSJMC increasing the pending results from One hundred and sixty (160) to two hundred and thirty-two (232). Of the one hundred and five (105) samples processed by MSJMC, sixty-seven (67) were negative and thirty-eight (38) positive. Four (4) of these positive cases were repeat tests. Of the one hundred and twenty-seven (127) samples processed by MSJMC, one hundred and nine (109) were negative and eighteen (18) positive. Two (2) of the positive cases were repeat tests.Investigations have begun and contact tracing and testing are ongoing. Three (3) recoveries have been recorded bringing the total to two hundred and seventeen (217).One non-imported Covid-19 related death has been recorded. Consequently, the total number of persons with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda is five hundred and ninety-eight (598); which is inclusive three hundred and seventy (370) active cases and eleven (11) deaths. Meanwhile, one hundred and seven (117) samples are pending. The dashboard has been updated to reflect these changes.