Statement on behalf of Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre (SLBMC).
Dr. Albert Duncan, SLBMC Medical Director said:
We can confirm that sadly, a male patient, age 59, who had underlying health conditions, has passed away at Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre on September 17, at 1:30am.
He had tested positive for COVID-19.
“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 family, and the interests of staff at the hospital to avoid any disruption to operational services.