A 48-year-old man has become the first person to die of COVID-19 in Antigua & Barbuda.
Chief Medical Officer Rhonda-Sealey Thomas told a news conference today that the man was admitted on April 4th.
The man arrived at the hospital with a cough and other symptoms. He also had pre-exisiting medical complications namely diabetes.
He died two hours later.
Sealey-Thomas says the news was sad.
There are now 19 positive COVID-19 cases in Antigua after five came back positive, one was a repeat.