COVID-19 death toll rises to 245 in Guyana

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Two (2) more men who each tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) died while receiving medical care at a Government facility.

This is according to a statement from the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (today) which noted that the two (2) latest COVID-19 related fatalities take the total number of deaths from the pandemic to 245.

One (1) of the males has been identified as a 59-year-old from Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) while the other is said to be a 44-year- old from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara).

“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.”

Between April 2, 2021 (Good Friday) and April 5, 2021 (today) Health authorities have recorded a total of 10 COVID-19 related deaths. Each of these individuals who were tested positive for COVID-19 died while receiving care at medical facilities.

“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.16), which are in effect until April 30, 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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