84-YEAR old MAN makes the 48TH COVID 19 DEATH

The Ministry of Health (MOH) regrettably informs that as of 23:00hrs on September 07, 2020, one other person who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has died.

The latest mortality is an 84 -year-old man from Cuyuni/Mazaruni (Region 7) who died while

receiving care at our medical facility. The test sample was collected from the patient at the

time of admission and was tested positive for COVID-19 subsequently.

The MOH 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 his 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 IMMEDIATELY or visit us at http://www.health.gov.gy .

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