HOSPITAL SEES SECOND COVID FATALITY IN ONE WEEK
A 54-year-old man is the latest COVID-19 victim, as the country confirms three new positive cases of the virus. His death comes mere days after a woman in her 60s died at the hospital, after being treated for the virus.
The man’s death brings to 30 the number of people who have died from the coronavirus since the pandemic struck Antigua & Barbuda over a year ago.
The Medical Director of the Mount St. John Medical Centre, Dr. Albert Duncan, confirmed this recent death on Thursday night, April 8. However, the man had passed since Tuesday morning, April 6, at 11:30 a.m.
If the man had tested positive for the virus and was being treated for it, residents say they cannot understand why it took the hospital two days to release the news of his death.
Commenting on the delay, one woman says the medical facility needs to get its act together and stop playing games.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health, on Thursday night, April 8, released a new dashboard with results from April 6.
A release says the three positive cases came about following the testing of 88 samples at Mount St. John. Therefore, there are now 1,180 confirmed cases of the virus here, includes 238 active infections. Two people have recovered from the disease, bringing total recoveries to 913.
In the meantime, reports reaching REAL News this morning say that two cases have just been confirmed at the Clare Vue Psychiatric Hospital, reportedly bringing the number of infected patients there to four.