A 56 year old male visitor from the United States, who arrived on Saturday, tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ending a long period of zero active cases on the island.
The visitor presented a negative PCR test prior to arrival but was retested by the Anguillian Authorities upon arrival. His test result returned positive and he remains in isolation at an approved facility in Anguilla.
This new case is Anguilla’s first active case since April. The island has recorded a total of 4 positive COVID-19 cases since the pandemic commenced on the island with 3 recovered and 1 now active.
All persons entering Anguilla must present a negative PCR test taken within 3-5 days before arrival, be retested on entry, quarantine then retested to exit quarantine.
Over 2,300 PCR test samples have been take to date in Anguilla.
Currently, there are only four islands/territories remain with zero active cases in the Caribbean region, namely; British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, Saba and Sint Eustatius.