Jamaican politician, Derron Wood, dies after testing positive for COVID-19

Derron Wood

Councillor for the Fairy Hill division in East Portland, Derron Wood has died.

Wood reportedly died at the University Hospital of the West Indies this morning after he was transferred there from the Port Antonio hospital on Wednesday.

He reportedly had breathing difficulties and was placed on oxygen.

While his immediate cause of death is not yet clear, reports show that Woods did an antigen test recently which came back positive for COVID-19.