54-year-old man dies of COVID-19, taking death toll to 131

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A 54-year-old man of Region Four is the country’s latest COVID-19 death.

The overall death toll is now at 131 while the death toll for November is at five.

The Ministry of Health, in a statement, reported that the man died at a medical facility.

The Ministry expressed 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.

All Guyanese are reminded to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES (NO.11), which are in effect until November 30, 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 www.health.gov.gy.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story initially stated that it was a woman who died, when in fact, it was a male. The News Room apologises for any inconvenience caused 

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