COVID-19 death toll in Guyana climbs to 197

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Two (2) more persons who were battling for their lives at a Government medical facility, after testing positive for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), succumbed on Sunday (yesterday).

According to a statement from the Ministry of Health (MOH), the latest fatalities attributed to the pandemic are a 79-year-old female from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and a 64-year-old male from Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice).

These deaths now take the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the country to 197.

“The MOH expresses sincerest condolences to the families of the two deceased and will make every effort to provide all the necessary support during this difficult time to render any assistance needed. The Ministry is also appealing to the general public to respect the confidentiality of the two deceased and their families and to allow them to mourn their tragic loss in peace.  All Guyanese are reminded to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES (NO.15), which are in effect until March 31, 2021.

This order emphasises:

▪  the need for correct and consistent use of a face mask when leaving your home; 

▪  the importance of maintaining the six feet physical distance from others;

▪  and the need for good hand-hygiene to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

If anyone is displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, or need any additional information, kindly contact the COVID-19 Hotline 231-1166, 226-7480 or 624-6674 IMMEDIATELY or visit us at www.health.gov.gy.

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