Albouystown resident identified as 13th COVID-19 death


Guyana’s 13th COVID-19 death is a 42-year-old Bent Street, Albouystown resident.

Kevin Ridley was referred to Accident and Emergency Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) on Monday, June 29 by another health facility.

He had complained of shortness of breath and so doctors at the hospital conducted a COVID-19 test on him but he died hours later the same day at the hospital.

The News Room was reliably informed that Ridley was never admitted to the hospital and it is unclear how many persons he came into contact with.

The positive test results were released to the media Wednesday afternoon by the Secretary of the National COVID-19 Task Force Imran Khan.

Guyana recorded its 12th death on May 30, 2020. The 78-year-old man, John Damon, was a former patient of the Palms Geriatric Home and died at the COVID-19 ICU.

As of July 1, Guyana recorded 248 known cases of COVID-19.

The overall total also includes 116 recoveries and the number of deaths; this means that there are now 120 active cases in institutional isolation, including two persons in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

A total of 16 persons are in institutional quarantine. Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Karen Gordon-Boyle said Regions 1, 4 and 7 continue to have the most cases.

There are 76 confirmed cases in Region One, one case in Region Two, 15 cases in Region Three, 105 in Region Four, one case in Region Six, 36 cases in Region Seven, five in Region Nine and nine cases in Region 10.

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