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Barbados: Govt ‘to Say More’ on Nine-Year-Old’s Death as COVID Toll Rises Four-Fold Over 2020

(Barbados Today) Health authorities have pledged to provide a full statement on Sunday’s death of a nine-year-old child at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital from complications of COVID-19.

Media reports out of Trinidad claimed the child died from a condition called Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, brought on by the coronavirus. Dr Joanna Paul, Acting Medical Chief of Staff at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, was quoted as saying there were 26 such cases there.

In Tuesday’s COVID-19 update issued by the Barbados Government Information Service, the child’s death was confirmed as COVID-related.

The statement added: “The nine-year-old passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Sunday.”

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