105-Y-O woman among COVID-19 recoveries at the Palms


Three residents who tested positive for COVID-19 at The Palms Geriatric Home have fully recovered and will soon be integrated with the other residents at the institution, according to a statement from the Ministry of Social Protection.

One of those who recovered is 105-year’old woman, according to the Ministry.

The Geriatric Home, which falls under the purview of the Social Protection Ministry, provides 24-hour nursing care for elderly residents.

The remaining seven residents are recovering in a separate ward and are being monitored in accordance with the strict control measures implemented by the Ministry of Health.

The first case at the Palms was recorded on May 5 and the Ministry said due to rigorous screening of residents and staff, there have been no new cases since May 23.

The first confirmed case from the Palms was a 63-year-old man identified as Ramadal (only name given). He became the country’s 10th COVID-19 victim on May 05, 2020.

On May 30, another patient, Seventy-eight-year-old John Damon, also died at the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

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