Another three positive cases of the COVID-19 virus have been recorded in Antigua and Barbuda. 

Twenty- hours after reporting that there were 16 cases – which pushed the country’s total to over 1,000 –  the Ministry of Health released an updated dashboard on Thursday night, with results from Wednesday, March 17.

This is the second time within six days that the country has recorded single-digit infections. Last Friday, March 12, the authorities reported only a single confirmed case of the virus.

The Mount St. John Medical Centre tested 68 samples from which the three positive infections were revealed. 

Consequently, the total number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases now stands at 1,011, and is inclusive of 370 active infections.

According to Ministry of Health officials, 16 persons recovered from the disease this week, bringing total recoveries to 614.

The COVID-19 numbers have been fluctuating widely, of late, with a high of 55 positive cases in one day being reported in early March.

Meanwhile, 506 people were inoculated with the AstraZeneca vaccine on March 17, pushing that total to 25,410.  This means the country is only 1,590 persons shy of the goal set by the Health Ministry for the first phase of the vaccination campaign.  The target is 27,000 residents.

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