3 more COVID-19 related deaths, all unvaccinated

Statement on behalf of Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre (SLBMC)

Dr. Albert Duncan, SLBMC Medical Director said:

We can confirm that sadly, three patients, have died at Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre. They had tested positive for COVID-19.

Sex: Male

Age: 51 (with comorbidities)

Admitted: September 6 (severe respiratory distress, requiring ventilation on admission)

Date/Time of Death: September 29 at 10pm

Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated

Sex: Female

Age: 75 (with comorbidities)

Admitted: September 18 (severe respiratory distress)

Date/Time of Death: September 29 at 10:51pm

Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated

Sex: Female

Age: 86 (with comorbidities)

Admitted: September 17 (severe respiratory distress)

Date/Time of Death: September 30 at 4:29pm

Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated

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

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

SLBMC encourages all eligible residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine and encourage eligible family members and friends to join them in getting the vaccine.

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.

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