Woman tested positive for COVID-19 dies at West Dem. Hospital

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An elderly woman who was tested positive for COVID-19, was found dead Saturday by hospital staff at the West Demerara Regional Hospital in Vreed-en-Hoop.

Geerjadai Jagnarine, 69, of Seventh Street, Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara (ECD), had multiple complications and she was in the isolation unit of the hospital.

Director of the Department of Public Information Imran Khan revealed on Saturday that she was recorded as Guyana’s 17th COVID-19 related death.

He did not provide any other information.

Guyana’s 16th COVID-19 related death was recorded on Sunday, July 5 at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC

May Portsmouth, 76, resided at Friendship, East Coast Demerara; she was tested positive after she died.

Just two days before Protsmouth’s death, a 25-year-old teacher of the Arapaima Nursery School in Lethem, Region Nine who was air-dashed to the Georgetown Public Hospital to treat a blood disorder died from the disease.

Donna Ambrose Greaves, a mother of a 7-year-old boy was recorded as Guyana’s 15th COVID-19 death, less than a week after two others died from the same disease.

The country’s 14th COVID-19 death was a 34-year-old father of three of Bartica. Abdool Khan died at the Georgetown Public Hospital on July 2; he too was in the COVID-19 ICU since June 22.

Just two days prior to Khan’s death, Guyana recorded its 13th COVID-19 death at the GPHC.

That individual was identified as 42-year-old Bent Street, Albouystown resident.

Kevin Ridley was referred to Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital on 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 Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Karen Gordon-Boyle had revealed that for a country with less than one million people, Guyana has recorded a “very high” COVID-19 death rate.

She said currently six per cent of all infected cases in Guyana have died.

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