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 thirty-nine (39) new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda as of Tuesday 16th February 2021.
Subsequent to the publication of the dashboard for Tuesday 16th February 2021 with the cut off time of 6pm, sixty-two (62) additional samples were processed by MSJMC increasing the pending results from one hundred and thirty-nine (139) at CARPHA to two hundred and one (201) in total.
Of the sixty-two (62) samples processed by MSJMC, fifty (50) were negative and twelve (12) positive. Three of the cases from MSJMC are repeat tests.
Of the one hundred and thirty-nine (139) processed by CARPHA, one hundred and two (102) were negative and thirty-seven (37) positive. Seven (7) of the positive cases were repeat tests.
The thirty-nine (39) new laboratory confirmed covid-19 cases are non-imported. Investigations have begun and contact tracing and testing are ongoing.
The sixty-two (62) additional samples are reflected in the ‘total samples taken’ and ‘total persons tested’ columns of the dashboard.
Seven (7) recoveries have been recorded bringing the total to two hundred and thirteen (213).
Consequently, the total number of persons with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda is five hundred and twenty-five (525); which is inclusive three hundred and two (302) active cases.
Meanwhile, one hundred and fifteen (115) samples are pending.