The most recent results received by the Ministry of
Health Wellness and the Environment from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) revealed one new laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19.
This brings the total number of persons with laboratory confirmation of the disease in Antigua and Barbuda to 24. The other five samples, sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) were negative for COVID-19. Of note, is that three of the negative cases were repeat samples for persons who previously tested positive.
These patients are symptom free and
brings the total number of persons with no symptoms and negative results to ten. The Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment is pleased to announce that the index case (patient zero) has now tested negative on her third repeat test.
The new COVID-19 case is a female with no travel history. Investigations and contact tracing for this
new case are ongoing.
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