Guyana’s COVID death toll moves to 229

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Two more persons who tested positive for COVID-19 died on Sunday (March 28), taking the country’s overall death toll to 229 since the first case was recorded in March 2020.

The latest fatalities are two females: a 67-year-old from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and a 63-year-old from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). They died while receiving care at a medical facility.

These persons take the death toll for the month of March thus far to 30, making it one of the deadliest months for COVID-19 here.

The Ministry of Health is also appealing to the general public to respect the confidentiality of the two deceased and their families and to allow them to mourn their tragic loss in peace.

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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