Palms COVID-19 patient dies at GPHC

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Guyana on Saturday recorded its 12th death as a result of COVID-19 complications.

Seventy-eight-year-old John Damon, a former patient of the Palms Geriatric Home died at the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at the Georgetown Public Hospital at around 00:40hrs on Saturday.

Mr Damon, who had multiple complications, is also the second patient from the Palms to have died from COVID-19.

He was one of two persons at the COVID-19 ICU at the time.

Twelve persons were tested positive for the disease at the Palms following the death of its first patient – a 63-year-old man who was tested after he died –on May 01.

150 persons have so far tested positive for COVID-19 in Guyana.

Of that amount, there are 71 active cases and 67 recoveries.

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