1 more COVID-19 death, 45 new cases recorded

The Health Ministry on Friday announced that one more person who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has died. The latest death is 70-year-old Godfrey Layne of La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD). Layne was admitted to the hospital on September 30 and was in the dedicated COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The 70-year-old man is the country’s 124th death thus far and the 40th for the month of October.
Meanwhile, the Health Ministry on Friday also reported 45 new COVID-19 cases. There are ten persons in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit – after three persons were added.
Meanwhile, 75 persons are in institutional isolation, 740 in home isolation, and 37 in institutional quarantine. Guyana has recorded 3192 recoveries while the active cases stand at 862.
From the newly reported cases, 19 were from Region One (Barima-Waini) and 26 from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica).
The number of cases in Regions Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) and 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) still stand at 73, 315, 28, 72, 375, 132, 376 and 139 respectively.
To date, 2185 males have contracted the virus as opposed to 1958 females. The number of tests processed for COVID-19 is 19,266.
Meanwhile, the Health Ministry continues to encourage persons to take all necessary precautions to avoid contracting the virus. These include the need for correct and consistent use of face masks when leaving home; maintaining six feet of physical distance from others, and 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 (G1)