Guyana’s COVID death toll moves to 214

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Two more persons have succumbed to the COVID-19 disease in Guyana, taking the country’s death toll to 214.

The latest fatalities are two men, one age 70 from Region Seven (Cuyuni- Mazaruni) and a 50 -year-old from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). They both died on March 19, 2021, while receiving care at a medical facility, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced Saturday.

“The MOH expresses sincerest condolences to the families of the two deceased and will make every effort to provide all the necessary support during this difficult time to render any assistance needed.”

These two deaths also mean that a total of 15 persons died from COVID-19 so far for the month.

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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