The fourth coronavirus death for November was on Saturday announced by the Health Ministry, making it a total of 1285 fatalities to date.
A 42-year-old male, who hailed from Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), died on Friday after testing positive for the virus. It is unknown whether he was vaccinated.
Meanwhile, eight new coronavirus infections have been reported, bringing the confirmed cases in the country to 71,573. This is divided between 32,813 males and 38,760 females.
Currently, over 100 active infections are being monitored by the Health Ministry.
From the dashboard, there are four persons in the Intensive Care Unit. Two patients are in institutional isolation, 110 in home isolation and one in institutional quarantine. Meanwhile, 70,172 recovered cases have been recorded.
To date, Guyana has processed 705,559 samples to test for presence of COVID-19. The Health Ministry has made arrangements for samples from recent COVID-19 deaths to be sent overseas for analysis, in order to determine which strain of the virus is circulating locally.
In the Region of the Americas, that is, Latin America and the Caribbean, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has increased to 179 million while the death toll in the Region has gone up to 2.8 million. Globally, there are 627 million confirmed positives with 6.5 million deaths.
If anyone is displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 or needs any additional information, they are asked to contact the COVID-19 Hotline 231-1166, 226-7480 or 624-6674 immediately or visit www.health.gov.gy.
All Guyanese are being encouraged to continue observing the public health measures set out by the Health Ministry. This encourages the need for everyone five years and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19; the need for everyone to get a COVID-19 booster dose after completing the primary vaccination series; the need for correct and consistent use of a face mask when leaving your home; the importance of maintaining a safe distance of six feet from others and; good hand hygiene to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.