Weeks after the first novel coronavirus (COVID-19) case and death were reported, Guyana has now recorded a second death as a result of the highly contagious virus.
Based on information received, the victim – a male said to be in his 30s, died while a patient at the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
No information was officially released by the Public Health Ministry.
The Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) is projecting that 1400 persons will be infected by COVID-19. Thus far, Guyana confirmed eight cases.
The first case was confirmed after a 52-year-old Good Hope, East Coast Demerara woman died at the Georgetown Public Hospital on March 11. The woman would have travelled from New York to Guyana where it is believed that she contracted the virus.
This story would be updated as more information becomes available.