The family of one of the men who died suddenly on Sunday says that his death was sickle cell related.
Jordan Ambrose, 24 of Tanner Street was pronounced dead on Sunday by a medical doctor around 10am shortly after arriving at the hospital.
The family of the recent deceased reached out to their Parliamentary Representative, Steadroy Benjamin, to share the details surrounding his sudden death.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, some members of the public have suggested that his death could be virus-related however the family has dismissed those concerns revealing that Ambrose has been battling with sickle cells all his life.
According to the letter written to Benjamin, “they wish the public to know that the deceased Jason Ambrose was a Sickler all his life and loss his life as a result thereof”.
They added that “he was hospitalized on Monday and was discharged on Wednesday. As a result of feeling tremendously unwell he himself walked to the Hospital on Friday and was again hospitalized. Regrettably, he died on Sunday”.
The family is grateful for the tremendous outpouring of love and support shown to the family at this time of its bereavement.
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Condolences to his family.
The only way to rule out COVID19 is to test this man.
People with preexisting conditions have a higher rate of mortality from this virus. Knowing that this fellow had sickle cell anemia does not rule out the virus as a contributing factor to his death.
Start testing these sudden deaths. Period.
This is too dangerous a situation to take half-measures and assumptions. Act decisively and quickly. Better to be safe than sorry in a few weeks with an outbreak on the island.
ok Helter Skelter, Chicken Little “the sky is falling”
The family cannot be trusted with the details regarding the death of their loved one. Guess they concocted that story about him being a Sickler ALL his life. It just has to be Covid-19 that took him. It must be Covid-19. Hmmmmmm. Maybe you need to get tested.
Does the family have a Covid 19 test kit or the ability to perform an autopsy?
We need to test ALL non accidental deaths during this period so we can rule out the chance of community spread.
Only a pathologist can perform an autopsy and or the Covid 19 test whether the deceased was a sickler, hypertensive or diabetic.
Don’t be stupid and why not use your usual moniker.
how would the family or anyone know the cause of death without an investigation including an autopsy and testing for the deadly pandemic facing all of us?
People who have comorbidities are MORE susceptible to falling very ill or dying from COVID19.
Someone with sickle cell anemia who already has a propensity toward hypoxia would not fare well with this disease.
I am sad for his family. But the people of the island deserve honest answers about how widespread this disease is. Truly containing and eliminating the virus on this island will protect everyone especially those most vulnerable like this young man.
Please try to remove your head from your hindquarters.
You’re such an ass do you know him personally.
Rest in peace
How tragic. Such a young man – my sincerest condolences to his family. 😢
This is truly heartbreaking. Condolences to his loved ones. Cherish the memories you made with him.
Condolences 🙏 to the family.
To others and lesson to be learnt link your local bush doctor forget the hospital!
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