An 8-month-old baby has become the youngest person to die of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The Ministry of Health said, on Saturday, that the child, a male, tested positive for COVID-19 on June 24 and was admitted to the Isolation Ward at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH).
He died on Thursday, June 30, of COVID-19 pneumonia.
Meanwhile, a 55-year-old female with underlying conditions tested positive for COVID-19 on June 27 and was admitted to the Isolation Ward at MCMC.
She died on Saturday, July 2, of COVID-19 pneumonia. She was unvaccinated.
The deaths bring to 114 the death toll from COVID-19 in SVG.