The Turks and Caicos Islands have recorded its 20th COVID-19 related death on Sunday, the Inter-Health Canada-run Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital said in a news release.
The Hospital said the latest victim was an aged individual, who passed away at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre, but did not give the name nor gender of the victim.
“An elderly patient with known confirmed COVID-19 disease passed away at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre on Saturday August 21, 2021. The patient was under isolation and clinical management at the hospital.
“The Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital and the Ministry of Health wish to extend our deepest condolences to the grieving family and friends on the unfortunate loss of their loved one,” the release said.
The latest COVID-19 Dashboard shows that there are 83 active cases in the Turks and Caicos Islands, with a total of six people being hospitalized.
TCI Hospital used the opportunity to remind the general of the importance to adhere to the established COVID-19 protocols to safeguard themselves and their families.
“The Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital and the Ministry of Health wishes to remind the general public to practice the relevant public health measures in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“If you have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, please stay at home and contact the Ministry of Health Hotlines on 232 9444 or 333 0911. Please do not visit health care facilities if you have symptoms or signs of COVID-19. If your symptoms are severe, please call 911. Consult with your health care provider regarding the COVID-19 vaccine,” the release said.