St. Vincent and the Grenadines today recorded a second COVID-19 death.
The Health Services Sub-Committee of the National Emergency Committee says the 80 year old male was admitted to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital on Friday January 15, with complications from a chronic non-communicable disease.
The Committee says the elderly man tested positive for COVID-19 during the routine screening conducted on all admissions.
The patient, who was managed on the COVID-19 Isolation Ward became unstable and died at 4:30 am today, January 18, 2021.
Four hundred and ninety-four (494) cases of COVID-19 have been reported in St. Vincent and the Grenadines as of January 17, 2021.
One hundred and eighteen (118) persons have recovered, three hundred and seventy-four (374) cases remain active and two (2) persons with COVID-19 have died.