31-Y-0 woman dies from COVID-19 in Reg 6; total deaths now at 39


Another person has died from COVID-19 on Sunday making it four persons to have died in less than 24 hours and pushing Guyana’s overall death toll to 39.

The Ministry of Public Health announced that the 39th death is a 31-year-old female of Region Six. The Ministry did not say when or where the patient died or whether she was swabbed before or after her death.

The Ministry says it is in contact with all relatives and other contacts to facilitate contact tracing and rapid assistance to everyone who may have been exposed.

“The Ministry is asking that patient confidentiality be respected and the families be allowed to mourn in peace.”

To date, the country has recorded 1,234 confirmed cases of COVID-19 of which 687 have recovered.

On Saturday night, an 80-year-old man from Region 4 was recorded as the 36th death followed by a 78-year-old woman of Region Nine who was the 37th death. The elderly woman died at the Lethem Regional Hospital while receiving care; she was tested after she died and the result was positive.

The 38th death was a 53-year-old woman from the East Coast of Demerara who died at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

Persons with symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to call the COVID-19 hotline numbers 231 1166, 226 7480 or 180/181 for assistance.

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