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Unvaccinated ‘Middle Age’ Patient Becomes TCI’s 37TH Covid-19-Related Death



The InterHealth Canada – run Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital on Thursday, announced the country’s 37th Covid-19 related death since the 2019 start of the pandemic.


TCI Hospital did not say whether the patient, who died at the Cheshire Hall Medical Center in Providenciales, was male or female, stating only that the deceased was middle aged.


“A middle-aged patient presented to the Cheshire Hall Medical Center’s emergency department on Tuesday, December 20th, 2022, critically ill and later succumbed to the illness. The patient was COVID-19 positive and unvaccinated with chronic medical conditions,” statement from TCI Hospital said.


“The Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital and the Ministry of Health and Human Services extend deepest condolences to the grieving family and friends on the unfortunate loss of their loved one,” TCI Hospital added.


In the meantime, TCI Hospital is reminding the public of their hygienic responsibility to thwart the spread of the disease.


“The Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital and the Ministry of Health and Human Services wish to remind the general public to practice the relevant public health measures to suppress the spread of COVID-19.


“If you have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, please take all safety precautions and stay home unless you seek to take a COVID-19 test. For further information, please contact the Ministry of Health COVID-19 Hotlines at 232-9444 or 333-0911. If your symptoms are severe, please call 911.


“All persons, particularly the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions, are strongly encouraged to consider taking the COVID-19 vaccine and the booster vaccine, which remain available through the Primary Health Care Clinics throughout the TCI,” TCI Hospital said.

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