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Turks & Caicos third COVID-19 death; Statement from Health Minister

#Providenciales, Turks and Caicos – August 26, 2020 – It is with great sadness that Minister of Health, the Hon. Edwin Astwood, announces the third Covid-19 related death, which occurred in Providenciales over the weekend.

The individual was identified as a sudden death and referred to the Coroner. While the individual was not known to be symptomatic for Covid-19, out of an abundance of caution, a swab was taken, and the result returned as positive.

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Investigations are ongoing by the public health team to identify any possible epidemiological links. The Ministry of Health is currently working to identify the family of the deceased to ensure proper notification of the death is given.

At this time, the Minister and the Ministry of Health wishes to extend condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

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