Two more die from COVID; 26 dead for March thus far

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With six more days remaining to end the month, March is being recorded as one of the deadliest months for COVID-19 in Guyana as the death toll moved to 225 on Thursday.

Two more deaths were announced on Thursday afternoon by the Ministry of Health, one of which confirmed the death of media personality, 63-year-old Namela Henry, who died in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on Thursday.

The ministry also announced the death of another female of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), a 78-year-old, who also died on Thursday while receiving medical care.

These persons take the death toll for the month of March thus far to 26 and the tenth for the week. In October 2020, 42 persons had died for that 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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