Eighty new virus infections take Antigua and Barbuda past the 8,000-mark, with more than 200 persons in isolation

The country’s lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases have topped the 8,000 mark, with 80 new infections, the highest two-day figure in over two weeks.

The most recent dashboard put out by the Ministry of Health reveals that the new infections are from Saturday, May 21, and cover two days.  Forty-two (42) were recorded on May 20, and 38 on May 21 out of 153 samples processed at the hospital.

There are three hospitalized cases, one severe and two mild, while 60 recoveries were recorded during the period.  

Total lab-confirmed infections in Antigua and Barbuda have now moved to 8,062, inclusive of 213 active cases.

Despite the resumption of the vaccine drive – most recently at the Clare Hall and All Saints Clinics – the vaccination numbers reported have not moved beyond May 6, 2022, with fully inoculated persons registered at just under 62,000.