93rd COVID-19 death recorded


The Ministry of Health on Monday evening recorded yet another COVID-19 related death bringing the death toll to 93. The latest death is the third for Monday.

In a statement, the Ministry said it “regrettably informs that as of October 05th, 2020, one other person who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has died.”

The latest fatality is an 84-year-old female from Region 4 (Demerara-Mahaica), who died while receiving care at a medical facility.

The MOH expresses sincerest condolences to the family of the deceased and said it will make every effort to provide all the necessary support during this difficult time to render any assistance needed.

“Officials of the Ministry have contacted all relatives and persons to facilitate contact tracing and rapid assistance to everyone who may have been exposed to the now-deceased person. The Ministry is also appealing to the general public to respect the confidentiality of the deceased and her family and to allow them to mourn their tragic loss in peace,” according to the Ministry’s statement.

The Ministry earlier in the day reported the death of a 38-year-old man from COVID-19 related complications. At around 5:00hrs on Monday, a retired Nurse died from related complications at the Georgetown Public Hospital but the Ministry is yet to issue a statement on his death.

All Guyanese are reminded to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES (NO. 9) which are in effect until October 31st, 2020.

This order emphasises:

— the need for correct and consistent use of a face mask when leaving your home;

— the importance of maintaining the six feet physical distance from others;

— and the need for good hand-hygiene to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

If anyone is displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, or need any additional information, kindly contact the COVID-19 Hotline 231-1166, 226-7480 or 624-6674 IMMEDIATELY or visit us at www.health.gov.gy.

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