The Ministry of Health earlier today announced that two more persons have died as a result of the dreaded Coronavirus.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Simone Keizer-Beache during a virtual press conference this afternoon said one of the persons who succumbed to the virus is a 60-year old woman from Sandy Bay who died at home on February 8th.
“The female, who was known to be Covid-positive, complained of abdominal pains and died. This week, we received confirmation from the consultant pathologist that this death should be ruled as a Covid-19 death even though we had not been able to do a post mortem,” Dr Keizer-Beache said.
The Chief Medical Officer said that he second death is a 43-year old man who was admitted to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital on February 10th “with symptoms in keeping with Covid-19 and was confirmed to be Covid-19 positive after admission.”
“The patient, who had a history of hypertension, became progressively ill and was placed on a ventilator earlier this week.
However, sadly, the patient died earlier this morning at 9.40 a.m,” the Chief Medical Officer said.
Meanwhile, Dr Keizer-Beache said the two persons who died last week, although they had Covid-19 their death was not related to covid