Virus cases continue rise with 82 new confirmations, moving active infections past 1,150 and country total above 3,600

Antigua & Barbuda’s count of virus cases has surpassed 3,600, with the addition of 82 new positive confirmations for Tuesday, October 5 – bringing the current total to 3,663.

The Ministry of Health published a dashboard this afternoon, October 7, indicating that the positive cases were from 176 samples processed at the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre.  As a result, the active-case count has moved to 1,158.

Health officials also confirmed one recent COVID-19 related death, bringing the number to 88. 

Forty-eight people recovered from the virus between Monday and Tuesday, increasing that total to 2,417.  However, hospitalizations have again increased and now stand at 53, with severe infections up to seven.

Thirty-four people are said to have mild symptoms of the virus, and 12 are showing moderate symptoms. 

Meanwhile, Antigua and Barbuda has fully vaccinated 43,873 individuals and 10,085 have received their first dose.