The Ministry of Health have announced that one of the persons who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have died. This now takes the death toll to 209.
The woman have been identified as a 66-year-old female from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica).
According to the Health Ministry, the elderly woman died while receiving treatment at a medical facility after she was tested positive.
The last death was recorded on Monday – an 89-year-old woman from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara). The elderly woman would have died while receiving care at a medical facility.
All Guyanese are reminded to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES (NO.15), which are in effect until March 31, 2021.
Health authorities are reminding all Guyanese to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 Emergency Measures (No 15), which was extended for this month and will be in effect until March 31, 2021.
Among these measures is the 22:30h (10 pm) to 04:00h (4 am) national curfew which remains intact. Restaurants and places of worship continue to operate at 40 per cent capacity until 21:30h (09:30 pm). Gyms are to operate at 50 per cent capacity while sporting events are only permitted with approval from the Health Minister.
The order further emphasises the need for correct and consistent use of a face mask when leaving home; the importance of maintaining the six feet physical distance from others, and the need for good hand hygiene to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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 www.health.gov.gy.