Announcement of COVID-19 Related Death

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Statement on behalf of Mount St. John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC)

Dr. Albert Duncan, MSJMC Medical Director said:

“We can confirm that sadly, a female patient, age 57, who had severe underling medical conditions, has passed away at Mount St. John’s Medical Centre on Saturday February 20, 2021 at 9:08pm. She had tested positive for COVID-19.”

“Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patient’s family and loved ones at this difficult time.”

Even as we do our part by wearing masks and practicing physical distancing along with hand washing/sanitizing, we must remember we are fighting to protect our community. Together, with each of you, MSJMC will continue to work hard to combat this pandemic.

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Important safety measures that have been scientifically-proven to reduce the spread of COVID-19, includes:
▪️Wearing a mask
▪️Practicing social distancing
▪️Avoiding large gatherings

Additional data, including whether the patient was a resident or tourist (Imported/Non-Imported Case) will be available as a part of the National COVID-19 Dashboard provided by the Ministry of Health Wellness & the Environment.

The media are asked to respect the wishes of the family, and the interests of staff at the hospital to avoid any disruption to operational services.

About Mount St. John’s Medical Centre
Mount St. John’s Medical Centre is a 185-bed teaching hospital with the primary mission of offering high quality, acute health care and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Antigua & Barbuda. In 2009 the hospital opened its doors featuring one of the most comprehensive diagnostic imaging centers in the Eastern Caribbean.

MSJMC is committed to excellence in patient care with many specialties in medicine and surgery. Our services include: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Ear, Nose & Throat, Nephrology/Transplant, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Urology, Pain Management, Oncology, Diabetes Management, Rehabilitation, Emergency & Trauma, Clinical Laboratory & Pathology and Pharmacy.

For media inquiries please contact:
Salma Crump
Head of Marketing & Communications
MSJMC… Where Quality & Excellence Meet
Office: (268) 484-2711
eMail: salma.crump@msjmc.gov.ag
URL: www.msjmc.org