An adult male household member, who travelled with the COVID-19 positive visitor from the United States on December 28th, has now also tested positive for COVID-19. The man, an established contact of that case, who was under quarantine, was retested yesterday, January 1st. That test came back positive. He has mild symptoms at this time and remains in isolation at an approved location.
This brings our total number of confirmed cases to 15 with two active cases on island at present.
The Ministry assures the general public that all protocols for testing, quarantine/isolation and contact tracing are being followed to minimize the risk of transmission.
The Ministry notes that as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise internationally, the risk continues for Anguilla to import cases. Therefore, the Ministry continues to stress the importance of our stringent entry testing and quarantine protocols. All persons must submit a negative COVID-19 test conducted 3-5 days before arrival, be tested on entry, quarantine and have a negative test to exit quarantine.
The Ministry of Health reminds the public to practice hygienic measures to protect against COVID-19. These include:
The Ministry will continue to provide timely updates and accurate information through our media partners, our official Facebook page or at www.beatcovid19.ai. Persons with any questions or concerns can call the Ministry’s hotlines at 476-7627, that is 476 SOAP or 584- 4263, that is 584-HAND.
Additionally, if you or someone you know may need support with coping through these times, please contact the 24/7 Mental Health and Psycho-social Support Hotline at 584-0406.
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