BVI Records First COVID-19 Death

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(PLTM) - A 52-year-old woman, who tested positive for COVID-19 locally, has died at the Dr. D Orlando Smith Hospital, the Government confirmed today, April 18.

"It is with sad regret to advise that the British Virgin Islands has registered its first death due to a suspected case of COVID-19," a statement from the Health Emergency Operations Center indicated.

At the meeting of the House of Assembly on Thursday, April 17, Health Minister, Hon. Carvin Malone disclosed that the woman was admitted to the ICU at the Hospital earlier that day.

"The patient was treated in accordance with standard clinical protocols but unfortunately succumbed," the statement indicated.

Further, it was explained that a team is in contact with the family and at this time thoughts and prayers are with the deceased and her extended family.

Cabinet, National Security Council and Health Emergency Operations Centre have convened emergency meetings to consider immediate, medium and long term measures required to keep everyone safe and informed.

Further information by the Governor, Premier and the Minister of Health and Social Development would be communicated through live media at 1:00pm.

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