Home News 11-year-old dies from cancer complications after testing positive for COVID-19
An 11-year-old girl, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), died from complications due to cancer on Friday.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr Narine Singh told this publication that this case would not be treated as a COVID-19 death, since it is not the direct cause of death.
“She died of the cancer so this will not be considered a COVID-related death. She just happened to be positive but the complication is because of the cancer,” he stated.
It was reported that the young girl died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), where she was taken on Wednesday for treatment of complications caused by cancer. She was admitted to the regular Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and a routine COVID-19 test was conducted. The results came back positive on Thursday and she died the following day.
The child was reportedly suffering from leukaemia but remained undiagnosed until she visited the medical institution this week.
Currently, Guyana’s COVID-19 death toll is at 134 after two more persons died from the virus on Friday. (G12)