Two women die from COVID; April’s death toll at 62

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The month of April continues to rack up COVID-19 deaths with two more persons succumbing to the dreaded disease, taking the country’s overall death toll to 295 since the pandemic hit these shores in March 2020.

The latest fatalities are two females, a 63-year-old and a 59-year-old from Region 3 (Essequibo Islands–West Demerara).

They both died while receiving care at a medical facility on Wednesday, April 28. April is recorded as the deadliest month for COVID-19 with 62 deaths for this month alone.

Previously, October 2020 was the deadliest month with 44 deaths.

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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