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2 pregnant women among 32 hospitalised for COVID-19

2 pregnant women among 32 hospitalised for COVID-19

Two pregnant women are among 32 persons hospitalized at the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital for COVID-19, Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), Mrs Cedorene P. Malone-Smith announced.

Mrs Malone-Smith made the announcement during a COVID-19 webcast, last evening yesterday, July 23, 2021, on the Facebook page of the Government Information Service (GIS).

“As of today, we have 32 patients in hospital, 16 in the special care nursery, 6 in ER, 6 in ICU, 2 in the Behavioral Ward Unit and yes, 2 on the OB unit,” she said.

Mrs Malone-Smith said the two moms-to-be came as COVID-19 positive paitents, however, the hospital is managing the cases.

Mrs Cederene Malone-Smith made the announcement on hospitalisation during a COVID-19 webcast, last evening yesterday, July 23, 2021, on the Facebook page of the Government Information Service (GIS).


Vaccinate to protect relatives - Mrs Malone-Smith


With a discharge number of 25 persons to date, Mrs. Malone-Smith also revealed the scope of ages that have been hospitalized with COVID-19 while she encouraged vaccination.

“Our age ranges for admitted patients on the ground right now of the 32, the ages [are] 16-94,” she said.

The acting CEO also reminded that when persons get vaccinated, it should not be for themselves, rather, to protect relatives like elderly grandparents and young children in the home, “those folks are now in the hospital unvaccinated and positive,” she said.

The VI as of July 23, 2021, currently has 1,109 active confirmed COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths, with cases gradually decreasing following a virus outbreak in the past two weeks.

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