Guyana records 24th COVID-19 death


Guyana on Monday recorded its 24th COVID-19 related death.

An 87-year-old man died in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Georgetown Public Hospital. This was confirmed by Public Relations Officer at the GPHC Chelauna Providence.

The News Room understands that the man resided at Grove, East Bank of Demerara and was admitted to the ICU on August 13th.

The new death was not included in the Ministry of Health’s dashboard on Monday but comes one day after the 23rd COVID-19 related death was recorded.

Seventy-three-year-old Wilfred James became the country’s 23rd COVID-19 related death on Sunday. James, who suffered from diabetes, was admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital on August 04, 2020, and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 on August 08.

He was placed on a ventilator in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit. His son, Mark James, during an interview with the News Room on Monday, explained that his mother and sister remain in home quarantine awaiting the COVID-19 test.

The family lives at Kuru Kururu on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway.

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