The Ministry of Health has announced that Guyana recorded its 59th COVID-19 related death on September 15.
The latest fatality has been reported as an 80-year-old female from Region One (Barima – Waini). She died while receiving medical attention.
The Ministry of Health expresses sincerest condolences to the family of the deceased and will make every effort to provide all the necessary support during this difficult time to render any assistance needed.
Officials of the Ministry have contacted all relatives and persons to facilitate contact tracing and rapid assistance to everyone who may have been exposed to the now-dead person.
Meanwhile, it was also reported that 26 new cases of COVID-19 taking the total confirmed cases to 1984.
The Ministry is also appealing to the general public to respect the confidentiality of the deceased and her family and to allow them to mourn their tragic loss in peace. 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 us at www.health.gov.gy