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…death toll jumps to 174
A 74-year-old man from Region Ten (Upper Demerara – Berbice) and a 58-year-old man from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) are the country’s latest COVID-19 fatalities, the Ministry of Health has reported.
The duo’s death takes the death toll to 174. Both men died while receiving medical attention.
“The MOH expresses sincerest condolences to the families of the two deceased and will make every effort to provide all the necessary support during this difficult time to render any assistance needed,” a statement from the Ministry of Health said Tuesday.
Guyana recorded 29 new COVID-19 cases taking the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 7346. Five persons are currently in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health is urging Guyanese to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES (NO.12), which are in effect until January 31, 2021.
This order emphasises:
▪ the need for correct and consistent use of a face mask when leaving your home;
▪ 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.
Persons displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, or need any additional information, can contact the COVID-19 Hotline 231-1166, 226-7480 or 624-6674 IMMEDIATELY or visit us at www.health.gov.gy.