Guyana nears 300 COVID deaths as two more women die

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Two more persons who tested positive for COVID-19 succumbed to the dreaded disease, taking Guyana’s overall death toll to 298 since the pandemic hit in March 2020.

The latest fatalities are two females, a 71-year-old from Region 8 (Potaro-Siparuni) and a 73-year- old from Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).

They both died while receiving care at a medical facility on April 30. The latest deaths take April’s death toll to 65.

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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