Man, 82, dies from COVID-19


An 82-year-old man from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) succumbed to the dreaded Coronavirus, taking Guyana’s overall death toll to 324.

The Ministry of Health reported that the elderly man died on Saturday, May 8, while receiving care at a medical facility.

This takes the death toll for May thus far to 25, while the death toll in April, which has been Guyana’s deadliest month in the pandemic thus far, is 66.

It is important to note that the first known infection and subsequently, death from the disease, COVID-19 was recorded on March 11, 2020. In about one year – from March 11, 2020, to March 4, 2021 – Guyana recorded exactly 200 deaths.

However, from March 4 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, 124 lives have been lost.

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