A passenger who disembarked a cruise ship in Grand Cayman just over two weeks ago has since died of coronavirus, the Italian cruise company Costa Cruises confirmed to CNN on Monday.
In the statement to CNN, Costa Cruises said the passenger was aboard the Costa Luminosa ship, and disembarked in Grand Cayman on February 29. The passenger died on Saturday.
Costa Cruises said the man was one of three passengers who tested positive for the virus on the ship, but from two separate journeys. The other two infections -- a husband and wife -- disembarked in Puerto Rico on March 8 from a later Costa cruise journey.
The Cayman Islands government had first announced the death on Saturday, saying the 68-year-old patient was the first confirmed coronavirus case in the territory.
The patient had preexisting conditions. The man was a "cardiac patient who was traveling on a cruise ship when he was admitted to Health City in critical condition for urgent cardiac treatment on 29 February," said the government statement.
The statement added the patient "had two cardiac arrests and was resuscitated" on the way to the Cayman Islands, and had a prior medical history of cardiac issues. He was hospitalized upon arrival.