Antigua and Barbuda Records Fourth COVID-19 Related Death

Press Release from the Ministry of Health, Wellness, and the Environment

Friday 13 November 2020

Antigua and Barbuda recorded its fourth COVID-19 related death. The case is a 58-year-old male visitor who entered Antigua and Barbuda on 6 November 2020.

A nasopharyngeal swab, taken on 11 November 2020 was reported as positive for SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from the Mount St. John Medical Center Laboratory. The individual was immediately isolated and contact tracing began.

He was transferred to the Mount St. John Medical Center where he subsequently experienced a suspected cardiac arrest.

He was in Antigua conducting maintenance work at the Antigua Power Company (APC). Ministry of Health officials met with APC management and a number of contacts have been identified and have been placed in quarantine.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Antigua and Barbuda remains at one hundred and thirty-three (133) with four (4) active cases. There have now been four deaths. Condolences are extended to his family and friends.