Grenada reports death of COVID-19 infected Assistant Superintendent of Police

Grenada reports death of COVID-19 infected Assistant Superintendent of Police
Grenada reports death of COVID-19 infected Assistant Superintendent of Police

The Assistant Superintendent of Police, Byron Clyne, died in Grenada. His death has been reported due to the COVID-19 infection. ASP was from the Central Division of the Royal Grenada Police force. He died in the General Hospitals while suffering a stroke while fighting the virus.

The community relations department of RGPF confirmed the death as the COVID-19 related death.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell is also Minister of National Security, said that recently about 160 officers got infected with the COVID-19 virus. Due to which many officers have been working only for 15-16 hours per day.

PM Mitchell, “There are a number of policemen – I think it is over 160-odd policemen – who are infected, and many of them have to self-quarantine, and it is affecting them and their families, and it’s affecting the productive level of the Force.”

According to the reports, both RGPF personnel have been both infected by COVID-19 that includes both civilian and police officers. The personnel were assigned different police stations, including the headquarters.

Due to mass gatherings, Grenada began to record a high number of COVID-19 infected cases on the island from mid-August.

Local active COVID-19 cases moved from 5 to 1,791 between August 17 to September 10. Health authorities had declared community spread, as the country’s medical team reported Delta variant on the island in early August.

Recently the island reported 50 deaths related to the COVID-19 virus. Out of the total cases, one-third of COVID-19 cases have been reported from elderly age people. Till present, the youngest person who died was of 18 years old age. He was from T. A. Marryshow Community College. The most aged death was of 97-year-old resident of a senior citizens’ home.

Acting Director of Medical Services Dr Tyhiesia Donald said on Tuesday that many people are arriving at the General Hospital in the advanced stage of COVID-19 and are dying within 24 to 48 hours of admission.