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Death at Hospital from existing illness, not COVID-19

file photo of Cheshire Hall Medical Center Emergency Room entrance

JOINT PRESS RELEASE FROM TCI GOVERNMENT AND TCI HOSPITAL

March 25, 2020 — The Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital wishes to address claims that there was a death of a confirmed COVID-19 patient at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre.  

The Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital can confirm that a patient passed away on March 23, 2020 succumbing to existing illness. Testing for COVID19 is taken as a precautionary measure given the current pandemic.

We ask the general public to respect the privacy of the victim and the family of the victims and allow the Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital and the Ministry of Health to conduct the necessary investigation and requisite tests that may be required.

The Ministry of Health is working closely with the TCI Hospital in regard to investigating this matter. The Ministry of Health also wishes to extend its sympathies to the family and friends of this individual.  

We wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family.

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