JOINT PRESS RELEASE FROM TCI GOVERNMENT AND TCI HOSPITAL
Late Male Inpatient Tests Negative for COVID-19
(Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – Friday, 3 April 2020): The Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital wishes to advise members of the general public that test results for a middle-aged male resident who was suspected of COVID-19 and passed away on March 23rd 2020 at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre have returned as negative.
The inpatient case was originally mentioned in a press release issued on March 25th 2020 to advise the public that a posthumous test result for the male was still pending at the time.
Given the latest development, the family of the deceased was formally notified of the negative result and his passing is likely attributed to natural causes.
The Ministry of Health and TCI Hospital continues to extend our deepest condolences to the family on the loss of their loved one. To date, the Turks and Caicos Islands have no confirmed COVID-19-associated deaths.