The Ministry of Health has announced that Guyana recorded another COVID-19 related death.
The victim has been identified as an 84 -year-old man from Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni). He died at 23:00h on Monday while receiving medical care.
The test sample was collected from the patient at the time of admission and was tested positive for COVID-19 subsequently.
The MOH 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.
The Ministry has also indicated that 53 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded.
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. The Ministry is also appealing to the general public to respect the confidentiality of the deceased and his 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 IMMEDIATELYor visit us at www.health.gov.gy.