New COVID positive cases remain high

Fourteen (14) new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda as of Saturday 6th March 2021 at 6:00 pm. This as the current curfew order expires on Monday and there is no word yet whether there will be an extension or whether there will be an easing of the hours thus giving more time for business and other entities to operate.

The government had started that it was limiting social and other interactions because of the sharp rise in the number of positive cases in the country. The move was designed to bring the number of new cases under control.

But over the period the cases have fluctuated wildly with no sign that they are on a downward trajectory. The matter has also hurt Antigua and Barbuda’s standing in the international community with the US CDC placing the country at level 4, the highest risk level for nations.

That’s because of the excessively high number of active cases.

Meanwhile, the most recent report received by the Ministry of Health from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has revealed Nine (9) recoveries have been recorded bringing the total to four hundred and fifty-five (455).

One (1) Covid-19 related death has been recorded bringing the total to twenty-two (22).

Consequently, the total number of persons with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda is eight hundred and sixty-two (862); which is inclusive of three hundred and eighty-five (385) active cases.

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