40-Y-O female is latest COVID-19 death


A 40-year-old female of Region Four was on Sunday recorded as Guyana’s latest COVID-19 death pushing the death toll to 104.

The woman’s death came one day after the Ministry announced that a 61-year-old woman of Region One died at her home as a result of COVID-19 related complications.

This is the 22nd person to die from COVID-19 for the month of October thus far.

See full statement from the Ministry of Health below:

The Ministry of Health (MOH) regrettably informs that as of October 11th, 2020, one more person who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has died.

This takes the total number of deaths from the pandemic to 104.

The latest fatality is a 40-year-old female from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) who died while receiving care at one of our medical facilities.

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

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.

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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