Elderly woman dies from COVID-19; death toll now at 56
The Ministry of Health announced that the latest fatality is an 83-year-old woman from Demerara/Mahaica (Region 4) who died while receiving care at a medical facility.
“The test sample was collected from the deceased at the time of admission and tested positive for COVID-19 subsequently,” the Ministry stated.
The Ministry did not state when or where the patient died.
Guyana’s COVID-19 situation continues to worsen with more deaths and cases reported; the number of deaths has increased significantly in the month of August.
As of September 12, Guyana recorded 1,763 cases of COVID-19 including the 56 deaths and 1,144 recoveries.
There are 554 active cases in isolation: 46 in institutional isolation and 508 in home isolation.