The Ministry of Health and Wellness has extended condolences to the family of the 91-year-old lady who is now Barbados’ latest Covid fatality. Her passing brings to
10, the number of people in Barbados who have died from COVID-19 since the first case was diagnosed here in March 2020.
The senior citizen who had a history of hypertension and diabetes presented to the Accident and Emergency Department of the QEH with acute respiratory symptoms on
January 23, one day ago.
Given these symptoms, the patient was tested for COVID-19 and the lab confirmed the test result as positive. The elderly lady was transferred to the
specialised infectious diseases unit at Enmore which is equipped to deal with COVID-19 cases, but passed away this morning.
Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic, is reminding members of the public to wear masks that cover their noses and mouths, sanitise or wash their hands
regularly with soap and water and keep six feet away from persons who do not live in their household. The Minister is also urging families and members of the same
household to exercise care in their interactions with each other.