Two more COVID-19 deaths take toll to 203
Two elderly Guyanese women died from COVID 19 on Sunday, March 07, 2021, taking the country’s death toll from the pandemic to 203.
The latest fatalities are two females, a 64-year-old from Region Ten (Upper Demerara-Berbice) and a 69-year-old from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). They died while receiving care at a medical facility. This also means that a total of six persons have died so far for March.
The Ministry of Health made the deaths public on Monday and said that the two individuals had tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19 prior to their death.
On Sunday, Guyana recorded 35 new cases of COVID-19 from 609 tests conducted, taking the overall number of confirmed cases since March 2020 to 8,807.
The new cases were recorded in Region Three with four cases; Region Four with 24 cases; Region Five recorded one case while Regions Six and Nine each recorded three cases.
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.