(CMC) — St Vincent and the Grenadines recorded its second COVID-19 death on Monday.
The deceased is an 80-year-old male who was admitted to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital on Friday with complications of a chronic non-communicable disease, the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said in a press statement.
“The elderly gentleman tested positive for COVID-19 during the routine screening conducted on all admissions,” the statement added.
“The patient who was managed on the COVID-19 Isolation Ward became unstable and died at 4:30 am today, January 18, 2021.”
The death followed the first COVID-19 death on Friday, January 15 — that of a 49-year-old female with multiple pre-existing conditions.
NEMO said then that the woman presented to the hospital services the previous evening with difficulty breathing.
She was confirmed to be positive for COVID-19 on admission, rapidly deteriorated and died at 5:00 pm on Friday.