Guyana registers 59th and 60th COVID-19 related deaths

The Ministry of Health regrets to inform the public that today’s dashboard confirms two additional deaths from the COVID-19 disease.

An 80-year-old woman from Barima-Waini (Region One) died at midnight on September 15 while undergoing treatment at the Ministry’s facility. A sample was collected from the patient on her admission to the facility, which subsequently tested positive for the disease.

The second fatality, a 63-year-old woman, also from Region One, died at 17:00 hours today while receiving treatment at a Ministry facility. This brings the total number of deaths from the pandemic illness to 60.

The Ministry of Health expresses sincerest condolences to the relatives of the two  decedents  and has committed to make every effort to provide all the necessary support during this difficult time.

Officials of the Ministry have contacted all relatives and other persons connected to the two decedents to facilitate contact tracing and rapid assistance.

The Ministry is also appealing to the public to respect the privacy of the grieving families at this time and allow them to mourn in peace.  

All Guyanese are reminded to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES (NO. 9) which are in effect until September 30, 2020. This order emphasises:

  the need for correct and consistent use of a face masks when leaving their homes;

  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.

Anyone who is displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, or anyone who requires additional information is urged to  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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