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Antigua and Barbuda: Eight additional deaths to be added to the Covid-19 dashboard


(Antigua Observer) Health authorities will be updating the Covid-19 dashboard shortly to include an additional eight deaths which occurred in the community.

The Ministry of Health issued a statement over the weekend indicating that this latest development came after authorities investigated the deaths of several people who passed away outside of the hospital.

The ministry explained that once a hospitalised patient who tests positive for Covid-19 succumbs to complications related to the virus, the information is shared with the Ministry headquarters for inclusion in their reporting.

Deaths relating to discharged patients, and individuals discovered to have been ill, but who did not seek medical attention, are extensively investigated and reported on.

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