Elderly patient dies after contracting COVID at POSGH

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Elderly patient dies after contracting COVID at POSGH

A recent outbreak of COVID19 at the Port of Spain General Hospital, is said to have to led to the death of an elderly man, who was warded at the facility.

According to a report, the man, who had comorbidities, contracted the virus while being warded in the old COSTAATT building on December 22.

A GML report states that the elderly patient was then swabbed on January 9 and returned a positive result, following which he was immediately moved into isolation.
Sadly, the patient died around 4 pm yesterday while awaiting transfer into the parallel healthcare system.

This news comes after 25 nurses and other staff attached to the same ward, were placed on quarantine leave for over two weeks.

Since then, at least five have tested positive along with three patients.