A 93-year-old Barbadian lady is the nation’s newest COVID-19 dying.
The illness claimed her life within the early hours of this morning, February 4. Her passing brings the variety of COVID-19 associated deaths in Barbados to 16.
In an announcement, the COVID Communications Unit disclosed that on the time of her dying, the senior citizen had been a affected person of Harrison Level’s Secondary Isolation Ward for 11 days. She was admitted there on January 24.
As with nearly all of individuals who’ve died from COVID-19 in Barbados, the deceased had a historical past of continual non-communicable illnesses; hypertension and diabetes.
Minister of Well being and Wellness, Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic, supplied his deepest condolences to the grieving household and urged Barbadians to hunt medical consideration early.
He reminded Barbadians that “one thing so simple as a persistent dry cough might be a symptom of COVID”.
The minister added: “Individuals should not take flu-like, or uncommon signs with no consideration, however search medical assist early. This is applicable specifically, to individuals we all know to be within the high-risk teams, such because the aged and those that endure with diabetes, hypertension and different continual non-communicable illnesses.”