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.