Two more men die from COVID; death toll now at 245

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Two more persons have died from the dreaded coronavirus, taking Guyana’s death toll since March 2020 to 245.

The latest fatalities are two males, a 59-year-old from Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and a 44-year- old from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara).

They both died while receiving care at a medical facility on Sunday, April 4. These two died less than 24 hours after six persons died on April 3. The two latest deaths are the eleventh and twelfth deaths 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 us at www.health.gov.gy.

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