COVID death toll moves to 201; 43 new cases recorded

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Guyana has recorded another COVID-19 death, taking the death toll to 201 since the first case was recorded here in March 2020.

The latest fatality is a 57-year-old male from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) who died while receiving care at a medical facility on Saturday.

This is the fourth person to die this month; a total of 19 persons died in February. Meanwhile, Guyana on Saturday recorded 43 new cases of the dreaded disease, taking the overall confirmed cases to 8,772.

There are seven persons in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU); 40 in institutional isolation; 419 in home isolation and 11 in institutional quarantine. To date, a total of 8,106 persons have recovered.

All Guyanese are reminded to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES (NO.15), which are in effect until March 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 www.health.gov.gy.

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