two other persons who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have died. This takes the total number of deaths from the pandemic to 76.
The latest fatalities are a 36 -year-old male from East Berbice- Corentyne (Region 6) who died while receiving care at our medical facility. The other is a 45 -year-old man from Demerara/Mahaica (Region 4). Samples were collected from both at the time of admission and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.
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 http://www.health.gov.gy .