Antigua and Barbuda has recorded four COVID-19-related deaths at the Mount St John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC) over a seventy two(72) hour period.
Bringing to fourteen the number of confirmed covid-19 related deaths from respiratory illness.
On Thursday a male patient, age sixty-eight, passed away at 3:33 p.m. Then on Saturday, a female patient, age seventy-seven, with underlying medical conditions, passed away 12:15 p.m. Again on Saturday, a second female patient, age fifty-seven, passed away at 9:08 p.m.
Then at about 11:45, the hospital confirmed yet another death making it the third in a single day: a female patient, age eighty-six.
All four(4) individuals tested positive for the coronavirus.
“Our thoughts and condolences remain with the families and loved ones at this difficult time,” Dr. Duncan stated.
He further stated “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”.
Dr. Duncan went on to state “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”.