Young East Bank man dies from COVID-19


A 34-year-old East Bank of Demerara man has died from COVID-19, the Ministry of Public Health confirmed in the wee hours of Sunday.

Doodkumar Sookraj was registered as Guyana’s 21st COVID-19 death; he passed away on Thursday, July 30.

The Ministry of Health did not reveal any other details surrounding the circumstances of the young man’s death nor did they state where he died.

Since Guyana recorded its first COVID-19 case in March, the caretaker Government has been struggling to contain the deadly disease and despite a number of measures implemented to curb the spread, the country continues to see an alarming increase in cases.

A lot of the measures have been relaxed as salons, barbershops and places of worship have been reopened and outdoor dinning is now allowed.

The curfew has been relaxed to 8pm to 6am.

Guyana recorded its 20th COVID-19 related death on July 24 and  its 19th COVID-19 death on July 15. A 36-year-old male from the North West District in Region One died at the Georgetown Public Hospital from COVID-19 related complications.
He was in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and died less than 24 hours after the 18th death was recorded.

As at August 1, there are 430 known COVID-19 cases in the country of which 225 are in institutional isolation and 185 have recorded.

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