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– man from Region 9; woman from Region 7 latest fatalities
Two residents of regions seven and nine died of Covid-19, the Ministry of Health has confirmed. Their deaths have pushed the national figure to 41.
The patients are a 89-year- old man from Region 9 while the other, a 47 year old woman from Region 7.
The ministry said upon admission to its medical health facility, a swab test was done on both patients and following their death, the results came back as positive.
The MOH saidnit is in contact with all relatives and other contacts 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.
The Health Ministry expresses sincerest condolences to the family of these two persons and will make every effort to provide all the necessary support during this difficult time to assist the families to deal with the situation.
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 hygiene to reduce the spread of COVID-19.