The youngest person to die from COVID-19 in Antigua & Barbuda has been identified as Valrick Baker.
The 34-year-old retired soldier died at the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre on March 11.
His sister Lettecia Reader told state media when her brother was first admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 “ his blood pressure was good, everything was good and, like, when he was up there, he tell me say his fever was okay.”
However, Reader said she was later told Baker “catch a pneumonia in his lungs” and “his kidney is going.”
In a release that did not reveal Baker’s name, the hospital reported the 34-year-old, who had “no significant co-morbidities”, was admitted on February 12, 2021, after testing positive for COVID-19 three days earlier.
The release said his treatment included ventilator support and “despite our best efforts, the patient died.”
Yandeen Dennie, another family member, fought to hold back tears as she recalled happier days with Baker.
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