Another COVID death recorded; death toll now 247

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Guyana on Monday recorded another COVID-19 death, taking the death toll to 247 since March 2020.

The latest fatality is a 67-year-old woman from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) who died while receiving care at a medical facility on Monday, April 5.

The Ministry of Health earlier on Monday reported that two males, a 59-year-old and a 44-year-old, along with a 73-year-old woman, also died while receiving care on Sunday, April 4.

This means that a total of ten persons have died from the dreaded disease between Saturday and Monday. The latest fatality also represent the 14th death to be recorded for the month thus far; a total of 36 persons died in March, making it one of the deadliest months for COVID-19 here.

All Guyanese are reminded to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES (NO.16), which are in effect until April 30, 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 www.health.gov.gy.

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