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COVID-19 Update: One COVID-19 Related Death Reported

COVID - 19 31 Oct, 2022 Follow News

COVID-19 Update: One COVID-19 Related Death Reported

On Thursday, 27 October, 2022, the Health Services Authority reported one COVID-19 related death. The individual had received 2 doses of the vaccine, no boosters and had severe comorbidities. 

The Ministry of Health and Wellness would like to extend condolences to the family.

Incoming Chief Medical Officer, Dr Nick Gent, stresses the importance of the vaccination and the booster doses, especially among the elderly and immunocompromised.

“The Moderna (bivalent) booster is on island, and I encourage our elderly and immunocompromised, as well as their caretakers and healthcare workers, to get boosted” Dr Gent stated.  “As it has been said often, research has shown us that the two doses of the vaccination in conjunction with the recommended booster doses will keep people out of the hospital, so I stress once again: get vaccinated and boosted.”

As announced in late August, COVID-19 reports to the public will be limited to hospitalisations and deaths.  Any notable increases in hospitalisations, as well as any new deaths, will be announced to the public immediately.

The COVID-19 Moderna (bivalent) booster is now available, and the full vaccination schedule for the COVID-19 fall booster programme can be found on https://www.hsa.ky/public-health/coronavirus/.


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