Woman, 57, dies from COVID; April’s death toll now at 63


Another person who tested positive for COVID-19 has succumbed to the dreaded disease taking the country’s death toll since March 2020 to 296.

The latest fatality is a 57-year-old female from Region 4 (Demerara-Mahaica) who died while receiving care at a medical facility on Thursday, April 29.

April is recorded as the deadliest month for COVID-19 with 63 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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