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2020-04-26 - 20:58:47  POLITICS | 

WESTMEATH RESIDENT BECOMES 6TH DEATH OF COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS


Sad news being recorded with TNN receiving confirmation of the death of a single resident of Westmeath Residential and Nursing Care Home from the Covid-19 virus.

Family and next of kin were today notified of the passing of one of the 11 persons living at the Pitt’s Bay rest home, which brings the overall total of Bermuda deaths linked to the novel coronavirus to the sixth (6).

A letter to the families of those at Bermuda’s largest seniors’ residence expressed the pain and desolation associated with the passing of a client, friend and loved one, saying:

“It is with deep regret that I inform you that we have lost one of our beloved resident today related to COVID-19 complications.
“We have shared our condolences with the family. We have no words at this time and will aim to communicate with you tomorrow.”

As of Friday it had been confirmed that there were 11 cases of Covid-19 among the residents of Westmeath, had tested positive.

Meanwhile, Government, at the time, noted that all at the facility were being tested with further plans to test those associated with all of the Island’s seniors’ and care facilities which are deemed among the most vulnerable to the disease that has a particular penchant for the elderly and infirmed.
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