May’s COVID-19 death toll moves to 32

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Guyana has recorded two more COVID-19 deaths, taking the country’s overall death toll since March 2020 to 331.

The latest fatalities are a 78-year-old male from Region 3 (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and a 69-year-old female from Region 4 (Demerara-Mahaica).

They both died while receiving care at a medical facility on Monday, May 10. Two others also died the same day, which means that four persons died in one day from the dreaded disease.

The latest deaths also mean that 32 persons have died for this month thus far, while the death toll in April, which has been Guyana’s deadliest month in the pandemic so 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, over 129 lives have been lost.

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