45-Y-0 man dies from COVID-19 at GPHC


Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence Friday confirmed an eighth death in Guyana as a result of COVID-19.

The victim has been identified as Lennox Williams, 45, who died at approximately 14:45hrs Friday, according to a press release from the Ministry.

It noted that Williams was an Intensive Care Unit patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and had suffered from other complications.

“The Government of Guyana, the Ministry of Public Health and the GPHC extend condolences to the family, relatives and friends of Mr. Williams,” the Ministry noted.

The Ministry continues to plead with all Guyanese to intensify efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 by practising social distancing, staying at home, wearing face masks and regularly and thoroughly washing hands.

As of April 24, Guyana recorded 73 known cases of COVID-19.

Guyana’s seventh COVID-19 death was recorded on April 18; the victim was 49-year-old Sydney Trellis popularly known as ‘Jacket’ who resided at Wismar, Linden in Region 10.

The sixth 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.

Five of the seven COVID-19 victims.

The fifth death was recorded on April 6 and that victim was drag racer Deryck ‘Mad Dog’ Jaisingh while the fourth victim was 59-year-old Shadrach Stoll, who had a history of health complications, including diabetes and hypertension.

Guyana’s third COVID-19 death was recorded on April 3 and the victim was identified as Osa Collins, a 78-year-old resident of New Amsterdam.

Thirty-eight-year old  Jermaine Ifill was the second person who died from the disease on March 31 while 52-year-old  Ratna Baboolall from Good Hope, East Coast Demerara was Guyana’s first case; she died on March 11, a few days after arriving from the United States.

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