Four COVID-19 deaths in three days
There have been four COVID-19-related deaths at the Mount St John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC) over a three-day period. This brings to thirteen the number of people confirmed to have died from the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus.
The MSJMC Medical Director confirmed that on Thursday a male patient, age sixty-eight, passed away at the country’s main health institution at 3: 33 p.m. He had tested positive for COVID-19.
Then on Saturday, three deaths were recorded: firstly, a female patient, age seventy-seven, who had underlying medical conditions, passed away 12:15 p.m. She had tested positive for COVID-19. Secondly, a second female patient, age fifty-seven, who also had severe underling medical conditions, has passed away at 9:08 p.m. She too had tested positive for COVID-19.
Then later Saturday night at about 11:45, the hospital confirmed the third death in a single day: a female patient, age eighty-six. She too had underlying medical conditions and had tested positive for the coronavirus.
“Our thoughts and condolences remain with the families and loved ones at this difficult time,” Dr. Duncan stated.
He said there were thirty-one patients hospitalized up to midday Sunday with COVID-19 illnesses, five of whom were classified as ‘critical care’ patients requiring ventilators.
“Even as we do our part by wearing masks and practising 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,” the MSJMC Medical Director said.