The Ministry of Health (MOH) said that as of 10:00hrs on September 27, 2020, 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 78.
“The latest fatalities are a 55 -year-old female from Demerara-Mahaica (Region 4) who died while receiving care at our medical facility. The other is a 45 -year-old woman from Region 4 as well.” The Ministry said.
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 women. The Ministry is also appealing to the general public to respect the confidentiality of the deceased and their families 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.