Two unvaccinated men die after COVID infection

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

Dr. Albert Duncan, SLBMC Medical Director said:

We can confirm that sadly, two patients, who tested positive for COVID-19, have died at Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre. Here are the details:

Sex: Male

Age: 49

Admitted: September 29 (respiratory distress)

Date/Time of Death: October 2 at 3:10am

Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated

Sex: Male

Age: 82 (with comorbidities)

Admitted: October 2 (severe respiratory distress, requiring intubation shortly after admission)

Date/Time of Death: October 4 at 2:43pm

Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated

“Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patient’s family 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 families, and the interests of staff at the hospital to avoid any disruption to operational services.