BREAKING: Another person dies from COVID-19
Another person who tested positive for the new Coronavirus died at the Georgetown Public Hospital sometime Saturday evening, reliable sources confirmed to the News Room.
This now brings the total number of deaths in Guyana to seven.
The name of the person has not yet been revealed as officials want to inform the family first. The News Room understands that the victim – a male- was receiving treatment in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) when he died.
Earlier Saturday, the Ministry of Public Health revealed that five persons were in the ICU.
The last COVID-19 death in Guyana was recorded on April 8 and the victim was veteran engineer, Colonel John Percy Leon Lewis, 77.
He was tested positive for the disease after he died.
The first death was recorded on March 11.
The News Room will provide more information as it becomes available.