Three more people who tested positive for Covid-19 died today, Monday September 13.
The following is a statement from the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre on their passing.
*Statement on behalf of Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre _(SLBMC)_*
*Dr. Albert Duncan,* SLBMC Medical Director said:
We can confirm that sadly, *three _(3)_ female* patients, *ages 97, 78 and 80,* have passed away at Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre on *September 13,* at *1:30pm* _(97)_ and, *4:45pm* _(78)_ respectively and on *September 11 at 7pm* _(80)_. All three patients tested positive for COVID-19.
“Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patients’ 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 families, and the interests of staff at the hospital to avoid any disruption to operational services.*_
_*About Sir Lester Biird Medical Centre*_
Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre is a teaching hospital with the primary mission of offering high quality, acute health care and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Antigua & Barbuda. In 2009 the hospital opened its doors featuring one of the most comprehensive diagnostic imaging centers in the Eastern Caribbean._
_SLBMC is committed to excellence in patient care with many specialties in medicine and surgery. Our services include: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Ear, Nose & Throat, Nephrology/Transplant, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Urology, Pain Management, Oncology, Diabetes Management, Rehabilitation, Emergency & Trauma, Clinical Laboratory & Pathology and Pharmacy._