Guyana has recorded its 9th death from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
INews understands that the victim is 67-year-old Samuel Morris. He passed away in the Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital. Morris was diabetic.
As of Wednesday (April 29, 2020), the number of COVID-19 cases in Guyana was listed as 78.
The number of persons recovered thus far has increased to eighteen (18).
Guyana recorded its first COVID-19 case and death on March 11.
Authorities say Central Georgetown continues to be the epicenter with the positive cases identified coming from the following communities; in the north of Georgetown: Kitty, Sophia, Turkeyen, Liliendaal, Cummings Lodge, Alberttown and Cummingsburg.
In the south of Georgetown: Bourda, Lamaha Park, South Ruimveldt and Thirst Park.