As of 22:00hrs on August 29, 2020, Guyana recorded thirty six n(36) COVID-19 related deaths. The Ministry of Health (MOH) regrettably informs that one other person who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has died. The patient was a 80 year old man from Region 4.
The MOH is in contact with the family and relatives to facilitate contact tracing and rapid
assistance to everyone who may have been exposed. The Ministry is asking that patient
confidentiality be respected and the families be allowed to mourn in peace.
Members of the public are encouraged to observe the COVID-19 EMERGENCY
MEASURES #8 published in the Official Gazette on 14 August. 2020 which emphasises the
need to practice physical distancing at least 6ft apart, use a facemask correctly and
consistently when leaving their homes and practice good hand washing hygiene to reduce the
spread of COVID-19.