An 80-year-old woman from Region One (Barima-Waini) is Guyana’s latest Covid-19 death.
This brings the country’s Covid-19 death toll to 59.
Meanwhile, the country has recorded 26 new cases, bringing the total number of cases recorded to date to 1984, of which over 600 are active.
See full statement:
Today’s dashboard confirms an additional death from COVID-19 as of midnight last night on September 15. This takes the total number of deaths from the pandemic to 59.
The latest fatality is a 80-year-old female from Barima/Waini (Region 1) who died while receiving care at our medical facility. The sample was collected from the patient at the time of admission and was tested positive for COVID-19 subsequently.
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.
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.
All Guyanese are reminded to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES (NO. 9) which are in effect until September 30, 2020. This order emphasises:
the need for correct and consistent use of a face masks when leaving their homes;
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.
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 .