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The following is a press release from the Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment dated Sunday 12 April 2020:

The most recent results received by the Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) revealed two
new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of persons with laboratory confirmation of the disease in Antigua and Barbuda to 23.

The other twelve samples, sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) were negative for COVID-19. Of note, is that two of the negative cases were repeat samples for persons who previously tested positive.

These patients are symptom free and brings the total number of persons with no symptoms and negative results to three.

The two new cases are females with no travel history. Once case was identified during contact tracing for a previously confirmed case. Investigations and contract
tracing for both new cases are ongoing.

The Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment thanks the public for cooperating with the measures associated with the State of Emergency. These measures along with social distancing, proper cough and sneeze etiquette, hand washing and sanitizing are crucial in our nation’s fight against COVID-19.

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