COVID-19 death toll rises to 329 in Guyana

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Within the last 24 hours, two (2) more persons who tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) succumbed, taking the total number of deaths attributed to the pandemic to 329 in the country.

This is according to statement from the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday (today) which noted that the two (2) persons who died were each receiving care at a Government medical facility.

“The latest fatalities are, a 63-year-old female from Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) and 66-year-old male from Region 1 (Barima-Waini)…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.17), which are in effect until May 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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