Woman, 47, is latest COVID-19 death

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The Ministry of Health on Sunday said it has recorded another COVID-19 related death.

The latest fatality is a 47-year-old female from Region 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) who died while receiving care at our medical facility.

The Ministry said the woman died on November 14 2020 and had tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

This takes the total number of deaths from the pandemic to 139. This is the 13th person to die from the disease for the month thus far.

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.

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.

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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