Female, 78; man 67, die from COVID-19


Two more elderly persons who tested positive for COVID-19 died on Tuesday, April 6, taking the country’s death toll since March 2020 to 249.

The latest fatalities are a 78-year-old female from Region Ten (Upper Demerara-Berbice) and a 67-year- old male from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara).

They both died while receiving care at a medical facility, the Ministry of Health revealed. This is the 15th 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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