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86 Year Old Male Is Island’s Latest Covid-19 Case

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Wellness received results of a positive COVID-19 case. The individual is an 86 year old male patient with a history of Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, investigated for prostate cancer with a history of surgery 2 weeks ago. He was transferred to the Respiratory Hospital on July 26, 2020, with fever and shortness of breath.

He is presently in the Intensive Care Unit at the Respiratory Hospital for management and care. The team has commenced investigations and contact tracing to establish the source and contain transmission. Updated information will be provided as received.

This new case brings the total number of cases reported to 25, twenty-two (22) of these cases have fully recovered and 3 patients remain in care at the Respiratory Hospital. A total of 2,968 tests have been conducted to date.

As we manage new cases and investigate possible contacts, the public is advised to take personal responsibilities to protect themselves and their family. We advise on responsible behaviour without unnecessary panic. The public is advised that all protocols are still in place including the reduced numbers for public transportation and protocols for private sector establishments. These also include the use of face masks in public and maintaining safe physical distance from others.

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