Elderly Region 9 man dies from COVID-19


Another person who tested positive for the dreaded Coronavirus has died, taking the total number of deaths from the pandemic here since March 2020 to 325.

The latest fatality is a 60-year-old male from Region 9 (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) who died while receiving care at a medical facility on Saturday, May 8.

Earlier, the Ministry of Health reported the death of another male, who also died on May 8. This takes the death toll for May thus far to 26, while the death toll in April, which has been Guyana’s deadliest month in the pandemic thus far, is 66.

From March 4, 2021, to now, Guyana has seen a surge in both the number of additional people infected daily and the number of lives lost due to COVID-19. In just two months since March 4, 125 lives have been lost.

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