Region 4 residents die from COVID; April’s death toll now at 56

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The Ministry of Health has reported two more COVID-19 deaths, taking the total number of deaths from the pandemic to 289 since March 2020.

The latest fatalities are a 72-year-old female and a 46-year-old male from Region 4 (Demerara-Mahaica). They both died while receiving care at a medical facility on Monday, April 26.

On Sunday, three persons also died from the dreaded disease. Thus far, a total of 56 persons have died for the month of April, making it the deadliest since the pandemic hit these shores. Previously, October 2020 was the deadliest month with 44 confirmed deaths.

Guyana’s COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rapidly increase as the country battles a third wave of the virus.

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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