BREAKING NEWS: Antigua and Barbuda records third COVID-19 death

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The nation has just recorded its third death to the coronavirus.

Sources say the patient was an elderly Antiguan man who had been receiving treatment, and breathing via a ventilator, at Mount St John’s Medical Centre.

The man is believed to have been among travellers who visited Montserrat for St Patrick’s Day last month.

His passing comes a week after Antigua and Barbuda recorded its first death to Covid-19 – 48-year-old Garfield Joseph, a plumber who worked at VC Bird International Airport. The nation’s second death to the virus was on Tuesday; the name of that victim, also a male, is yet to be officially released.

Yesterday a man who had been in quarantine at the Hawksbill Hotel collapsed and died shortly after being released. Officials say he did not show any Covid-19 symptoms while confined. It is not yet clear if he has been tested for the virus posthumously.

To date, there have been 21 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the country.

Observer media will bring you more details as we get them.

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