Two men diagnosed with COVID-19 succumb while obtaining care

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Two males who were tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) here in Guyana lost the battle for their lives within the last 24-hours while receiving care at a Government health facility.

These two latest deaths attributed to the pandemic takes the total number of deaths to 153.

This is according to the Ministry of Health (MoH) which in a statement on Sunday (today) noted that the two men hailed from indigenous communities.

The 81-year-old male resided in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) while the 55-year-old male hailed from Region One (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.12), which are in effect until December 31, 2020.”

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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