Region 5 man is 175th COVID-19 death


The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced Guyana’s 175th COVID-19 death – a 65-year-old male from Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice).

A statement from the ministry noted that the man died while receiving care at a medical facility. This death represents the 11th person to have died from the virus for this month thus far.

Two other deaths were also recorded on Tuesday.

All Guyanese are reminded to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES (NO.12), which are in effect until January 31, 2021. 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

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