ANTIGUA HEALTH MINISTRY OUTLINES DETAILS ON FOURTH COVID-19 DEATH

By: Staff Writer

Antigua and Barbuda recorded its fourth COVID-19 related death Friday evening.

The Ministry of Health in an update said that the individual is suspected to have suffered cardiac arrest.

The visitor, a 58 year old male arrived in Antigua on November 6 to carry out maintenance work at the Antigua Power Company.

According to the Ministry of Health, a nasopharyngeal swab was taken on November 11 which returned a positive result for SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

The ministry says, the individual was immediately isolated and contact tracing begun. He was transferred to the Mount St John Medical Center where he subsequently experienced a suspected cardiac arrest.

As a precautionary measure, several contacts of the visitor have been identified and placed into quarantine.

Antigua and Barbuda’s COVID-19 case count is now at 133 with four active cases.

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