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Woman dies reportedly after complaining of breathing challenges

- deceased identified as 43-year-old Maryann Johnson
Purcell Estate resident Maryann Johnson 43, a native of St Vincent and the Grenadines and a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, reportedly died at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital hours after complaining of breathing problems. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A 43-year-old resident of the Virgin Islands reportedly died hours after she was rushed to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital complaining of breathing challenges on June 8, 2020.

According to information reaching our newsroom, Purcell Estate resident Maryann Johnson 43, a native of St Vincent and the Grenadines and a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, alerted a friend of having trouble breathing and that it was causing her to vomit.

It is said that on her request she was taken to her friend’s home by her boyfriend sometime around 4:00pm on June 8, 2020.

Shortly after, Johnson was rushed to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital where she succumbed less than three hours after arriving at the medical facility.

Police were called in and nothing suspicious was noted, according to information reaching our newsroom.

Ms Johnson reportedly worked at Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly.

56 Responses to “Woman dies reportedly after complaining of breathing challenges”

  • Forward ever Backward never (09/06/2020, 14:42) Like (93) Dislike (20) Reply
    How is it going to be noted that nothing suspicious was evident if no tests were conducted. This lady should be tested for the coronavirus at the very least. BVI is too laid back. We can't continue to behave in a backward way or the world is going to leave us behind.
    • resident (09/06/2020, 15:10) Like (43) Dislike (6) Reply
      You here today you gone today give yourself to god. Such is life.. rip
    • Boo (09/06/2020, 16:40) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
      Good lord that means no foul play. That's all the comment about Police noting "nothing suspicious was noted"
      The Pathologist will do a coronavirus test and autopsy to determine cause of death.
    • Natures little secrets (09/06/2020, 16:48) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
      This will let a lot of us understand what government in the sunshine means, how can one die of such circumstances and before a proper autopsy can be performed first thing that is said nothing suspicious other thanks COViD there is also poison. But carry one nothing suspicious here to report
    • OMG (09/06/2020, 19:10) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
      Coronavirus I think
    • priest (09/06/2020, 20:02) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ Forward ever Backward never. Nothing much should be read into the fact that the Police visited the hospital and reported that "nothing suspicious noted". The deceased was in a medical facility. The Police would have checked for visible/physical marks of violence on the body. If any is seen, they would indicate this as part of their investigation. Of course, everyone knows that they [the Police] cannot say what caused her death. The case was not closed as in these cases an autopsy is normally conducted by a pathologist who determines the actual cause of death. This of course would/should include a test for COVID 19. Please do not go off and pull down the BVI like that. At this stage, no one is accused of any wrongdoing. The family and loved ones of Mrs. Johnson are going through a very difficult time in their lives and certainly do not need anything that will not help in any way. My condolences to all
    • Lord (09/06/2020, 22:39) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
      Exactly three years of since the last health worker died suspiciously from the same breathing problem in this hospital. Tell me something is not going on with this sort of sacrifices within the health authority. Judgement day is coming soon for the guilt ones.
    • lisa (13/06/2020, 23:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I hope she was tested for the coronavirus. Also the residents at the home for the elderly where she worked.
  • WOWW (09/06/2020, 15:05) Like (11) Dislike (6) Reply
    This is crazy and she works near the hospital she always in there. I hope she didn’t had the virus
    • Teeth a plunda (10/06/2020, 16:38) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Stop taking what you dont know. The lady works HOME CARE NOT adh. Stop speculating
  • Sad (09/06/2020, 15:06) Like (32) Dislike (1) Reply
    Rip was a wonderful care taker took care of my aunt. Nice lady
  • Lawd (09/06/2020, 15:07) Like (5) Dislike (24) Reply
    Corona strikes again
  • Really (09/06/2020, 15:07) Like (72) Dislike (41) Reply
    Another good woman die and my miserable wife still living. I’m pissed
  • Sue (09/06/2020, 15:11) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    R.I.P honey
  • Cross eye (09/06/2020, 15:33) Like (26) Dislike (0) Reply
    Would it been better to say we're waiting on cause of death.?
    • To cross eye (09/06/2020, 16:10) Like (20) Dislike (7) Reply

      Let's be real....will the government be honest with us if she had corona?

  • bvi (09/06/2020, 16:19) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sounds like a case of DVT where a blood clot likely travelled to her longs..may be???
    • Mozart (09/06/2020, 16:42) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
      Blood clots in the youngerr folks and people of color, no fever or coughing have been attributed to Corona Virus .. Research folks..
      • @ Mozart (09/06/2020, 17:20) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
        From CDC’s website:

        Watch for symptoms

        People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

        Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

        Fever or chills
        Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
        Muscle or body aches
        New loss of taste or smell
        Sore throat
        Congestion or runny nose
        Nausea or vomiting

        This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.
        • @,@,mozart (09/06/2020, 17:44) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply
          Referenceing deaths of people of colour attributed to Corona virus. An aside in the scheme of world's realty
          Research diligently in the the reports that are not mainstream CDC.
          CDC symptoms and ilness is not at all " one size fits all" keeping in mind the reality..
          .Black lives do not matter.
      • @,,Mozart (13/06/2020, 23:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

  • Hmmm (09/06/2020, 16:34) Like (43) Dislike (7) Reply
    U see this mask just saying
  • RA (09/06/2020, 16:36) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    It was on Vino previously , that all deceived persons willl be tested for the virus, besides Ms. Johnson had a heart ailment for years......May she rest in peace.Condolences to Beyonce & Family
    • Lord o (09/06/2020, 16:58) Like (25) Dislike (6) Reply
      Do you all kno of anyone that goes to Peebles on an emergency and survive.? Going to Peebles when you not feeling good is scarey...
      • READ!! (09/06/2020, 22:15) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
        @Lord o..stop it I know plenty who walked out alive....why people make these type of comments....there are lots of places where people do die everyday in the hospital.
  • Vino strikes (09/06/2020, 16:36) Like (5) Dislike (8) Reply
    Corona my foot.that means all the staff there would have it. She's employed by social development as a home care aide. Anyway enough is enough no body owes you all any explanations
  • Hmm (09/06/2020, 16:55) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm no doctor but is seems like a heart attack. Condolences to her family, friends and coworkers.
    • Toothsayer (09/06/2020, 17:51) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am sure it might be a heart attack. So young and gone. Rip
  • JO (09/06/2020, 17:00) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    R.i.p maryann it was my pleasure knowing you will on vacation
  • watch (09/06/2020, 17:04) Like (19) Dislike (8) Reply
    Now let's see, was she depleting her body of oxygen and inhaling her own carbon dioxide by wearing a mask for extended periods of time?

    Wearing those mask is not only pointless if you consider the size of a virus but by depleting your body of oxygen it can lead to hypercapnia which may explain why she had trouble breathing.
  • . (09/06/2020, 17:08) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    Heart attack
  • Saddened (09/06/2020, 17:32) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Condolences to her family. was a very decent person.
  • nonsense (09/06/2020, 18:34) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    RIP. Sudden death was around long before Covid visited us and will always be among us. Why people must think that only Covid can kill people now.
    • gone too soon (09/06/2020, 20:13) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      @nonsense i have to agree with you. She probably had underlying health issues..RIP And condolences to the family
    • @ nonsense (09/06/2020, 22:53) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      You do realize that persons with underlying health issues are more susceptible to COVID-19
  • LL (09/06/2020, 19:39) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lord have mercy on us. RIP my friend an co worker
  • one love (09/06/2020, 19:42) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Im reading all these comments an most are negetive i dont no y. .have we all think that it is possible he die from a hart attack?? Y it have to be covid,, she could breath an she was vomitting those are possible signs of a heart attack not everytime a person cant braeth means they have convid . i ave acid reflux an wn i dont eat on time my stomach is bloated an my chest get congestrd making me canth breathed. Sometimes. But that dosent means i have convid19
  • See (09/06/2020, 19:57) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    Useless organizations like the CDC and WHO have the agenda to make us all live in fear . Pretty obvious by now as their stories change almost daily
    • Just saying (22/07/2020, 18:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      CDC and WHO are both corrupt and owned by the Pharma cartel....who want us all to be living in fear so we will accept their poison vaccine. smh
  • ? (09/06/2020, 20:54) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
  • dog man (09/06/2020, 21:40) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    RIP till we meet again. Only god know your faith
  • hellboy (09/06/2020, 22:03) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    carbon dioxide poisoning
  • Wow (09/06/2020, 22:28) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    We are a most despicable community. Once it is gossip, we are quick to run with it. The soul of this very decent blessing to humanity and her memory do not deserve the majority of comments. Look what we have become? Listen to yourselves. MaryAnn Johnson was a most kind, loving, gentle and loyal human being. She had integrity and her character was one to be commended. A mother of all mothers. The fact remains that this lady's life slipped into eternity in no time. She knew and loved the Lord. Once her spirit knows that her daughter is being cared for, she will definitely rest in peace. If the cause of her death was a community threat, then we should know. If not, then its not my business to debate and judge. Rest good
  • Cindy (09/06/2020, 22:50) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    As a medical professional it really does sound like a she had a embolism of some form.... the vomitting also can be suggestive of heart attack... may she rest in eternal peace and may her family find strength
  • Will sir (10/06/2020, 09:23) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    How people can be so jrudgemitel left this thing to d corner this lady is a respectable person please let her rest in peace
  • Confucius (10/06/2020, 15:10) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    I hope the test everyone at the home! Sounds like COVID-19 to me. :(
  • v (10/06/2020, 15:51) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well me boy some of u people need to go work for CAN no joke
  • Tooth fairy (10/06/2020, 16:48) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please remember the deceased had a 16 year old child. Can we be more sensitive? Rest easy Mary Ann
  • did you know (11/06/2020, 10:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    How about mold that been here before Corona and killing us just the same and if BVI ve honest and tell the hospital the old people home the school the government work spaces in the BVI it fill with mold and not be treat right or regular. Have sinus I can tell u this as a fact . Mold is a not as fast a killer as Corona but it just as deadly with it ready . I also fell that we here having to trust all the wrong people with our lifes for they lack the need knowledge and heart do what is necessary and speak the true so we can fix what is been killing people in the BVI start from look at all the dead after Irma but u all not connecting the dots right so the image is off

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