10th COVID-19 death recorded; confirmed cases now at 93
Guyana on May 5 recorded its 10th COVID-19 death, the Ministry of Public Health reported via its daily dashboard posted on its Facebook page.
There was no video update of the COVID-19 situation in the country and the name, age or gender of the 10th victim was not released to the media.
The number of persons tested positive has also increased by one from May 4 bringing the total number to 93.
The number of persons recovered thus far is 27; 56 persons are in isolation, six in quarantine and three persons are in the Intensive Care Unit.
This means that there are 56 active known COVID-19 cases in Guyana. So far, 680 persons have been tested of which 587 are negative.
Guyana ninth COVID-19 death was recorded on April 29. The victim was 67-year-old Morris who was in the ICU.
Guyana recorded its eighth COVID-19 death on April 24; the victim was identified as Lennox Williams, 45, who died at approximately 14:45hrs.
Williams was also in the ICU. As of April 29, Guyana recorded 78 known cases of the disease including 18 recoveries and the number of deaths; this means there are 51 active cases of the disease here.
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.
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.