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Guyana records second COVID-19 Death


Today, The Ministry of Public Health confirmed Guyana’s second death to COVID-19. Here’s more in this report…

Posted by Safetv2 Headline News on Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Today Guyana has recorded its second death due to the coronavirus. The 38-year-old male victim passed away this morning in the Coronavirus Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital.

He was one of the two patients who were recently moved to the unit after testing positive for the virus. He was initially admitted to the hospital for another illness but later tested positive for the coronavirus and was admitted to the isolation ward as he started to show symptoms of the disease.

It is unclear whether he had any direct contact with any of the other patients before testing positive.

Described as the manager of a health care facility that offers the services of emergency medical technicians, he is said to have worked with both Georgetown hospital and Balwant Singh hospitals in the past. It is unclear at this time how he became infected or his travel history.

Today Guyana has also seen an increase of four persons testing positive for COVID-19 which brings the total number of confirmed cases to 12. In total, 52 persons were tested. The Pan-American Health Organization is projecting that Guyana could see as many as 1400 cases of the coronavirus. Guyana recorded its first case of the coronavirus on the 11th March. Nevertheless, health officials continue to encourage citizens to practice social distancing and follow the guidelines of the Public Health Ministry.

If you suspect that you may have symptoms of COVID-19 the MOPH encourages you not to go to a health centre, rather call their hotline at 227-4986, 624 -6674 OR 624 – 2819.

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