The deaths earlier this month had been a puzzle, but reports now say that the three U.S. tourist deaths at a Sandals resort were from carbon monoxide. Sandals has now added CO detectors to guest rooms. Separately, the WHO says global covid cases are beginning to drop again after a surge.
3 U.S. Tourists Killed By Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Bahamas: Reports
Three American tourists found dead inside two villas at a luxury Sandals resort in the Bahamas earlier this month were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning, according to local news reports. Vincent Paul Chiarella, 64, of Florida, Michael Phillips, 68, and his wife Robbie Phillips, 65, from Tennessee, were found dead in the villas on May 6 at the adults-only Sandals Emerald Bay Resort on Great Exuma. (Marchante, 5/24)
Sandals Adds Carbon Monoxide Detectors After 3 Guests Die In Bahamas
Sandals Resorts has issued a statement regarding the deaths of three Americans at a Sandals resort in the Bahamas, saying carbon monoxide detectors have been added to guest rooms in the wake of a report that claimed carbon monoxide poisoning was determined to be the cause of death. (Pasquini, 5/25)
Bahamas Sandals Deaths: What To Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, A Quiet Killer
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, accidental carbon monoxide poisoning sends approximately 50,000 people in the United States to the emergency department each year. The CDC also said at least 430 people in the U.S. die from accidental CO poisoning each year. (McGorry, 5/25)
In other global news —
Global COVID-19 Cases Start To Drop Again
After a week of stabilization, global COVID-19 cases are declining again, with downturns in two of four regions that have seen recent upticks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today in its latest weekly update on the pandemic. Part of the decline came from South Africa, which had experienced a spike involving the more transmissible BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants in late April. (Schnirring, 5/25)
Germany: Fake Doctor Gets Life In Prison For Patient Deaths
A German court on Wednesday sentenced a woman who posed as a doctor to life in prison for causing the deaths of several people she treated. Judges at the regional court in Kassel said the evidence showed the 51-year-old woman, whose name was not given in line with German privacy rules, used a forged license to obtain employment as an anesthesiologist. (5/25)
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