First COVID-19 Related Death Recorded on Montserrat!

by Bennette Roach

With earlier news that there were further delays for the arrival of long-overdue medical equipment and supplies critical to the management of COVID-19 response, to bring this week to end the Ministry of Health and Social Services sends this release with bad news.

It is dated today April 24, 2020, with follow-up contact being MoHSS Camille Thomas-Gerald, Permanent Secretary, and Epidemiologist Dorothea Hazel-Blake, Director of Health Care.

The release informs that “one resident has died from the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19),” for which the Ministry of Health and Social Services is deeply saddened.

The deceased is an elderly female, aged 92 who was admitted to the Glendon Hospital COVID-19 Isolation Unit where her condition was assessed as severe. Since then she received aggressive respiratory support until the time of her passing today, Friday 24th April.  

The family of the deceased, who reportedly according to the protocols set by the MOH was not allowed to visit the elderly lady, has been formally notified by the Ministry.

The Ministry further reports that this death brings down Montserrat’s active cases to seven. To date, there have been 11 confirmed cases, two of which have recovered.

More updates and answers related to this is expected.

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by Bennette Roach

With earlier news that there were further delays for the arrival of long-overdue medical equipment and supplies critical to the management of COVID-19 response, to bring this week to end the Ministry of Health and Social Services sends this release with bad news.

It is dated today April 24, 2020, with follow-up contact being MoHSS Camille Thomas-Gerald, Permanent Secretary, and Epidemiologist Dorothea Hazel-Blake, Director of Health Care.

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The release informs that “one resident has died from the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19),” for which the Ministry of Health and Social Services is deeply saddened.

The deceased is an elderly female, aged 92 who was admitted to the Glendon Hospital COVID-19 Isolation Unit where her condition was assessed as severe. Since then she received aggressive respiratory support until the time of her passing today, Friday 24th April.  

The family of the deceased, who reportedly according to the protocols set by the MOH was not allowed to visit the elderly lady, has been formally notified by the Ministry.

The Ministry further reports that this death brings down Montserrat’s active cases to seven. To date, there have been 11 confirmed cases, two of which have recovered.

More updates and answers related to this is expected.