Covid death toll at 323; 130 new cases reported Saturday

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday reported that they received polymerase chain reaction (PCR) confirmation that nine deaths between the periods April 25-May 07, 2021 were COVID-19 related.
Three of these were previously reported to the public and accounted for in the daily mortality data, the ministry stated, noting that the record is adjusted to reflect the six that were not previously reported. This takes the total number of deaths to 323.

The patients were admitted with COVID-19 like symptoms but died while receiving care at our medical institutions. Samples were taken at the time of admission which subsequently returned positive tests.

The details on the latest fatalities are as follows:
SEX AGE REGION DATE OF DEATH
1 Female 79 Demerara- Mahaica April 25
2 Female 54 East Berbice- Corentyne May 02
3 Male 56 Demerara- Mahaica May 05
4 Male 57 East Berbice- Corentyne May 05
5 Male 43 East Berbice- Corentyne May 06
6 Male 79 Demerara- Mahaica May 03

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED
7 Female 68 Mahaica- Berbice May 07
8 Male 34 Demerara- Mahaica May 07
9 Male 52 Essequibo Islands- West Demerara May 07

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The MOH expresses sincerest condolences to the families of the deceased and will make every effort to provide all the necessary support during this difficult time to render any assistance needed.
The Ministry is also appealing to the general public to respect the confidentiality of the two 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.17), which are in effect until May 31, 2021. Also the Ministry reported on Saturday 130 new Covid-19 related cases. Some 17 persons are in the Intensive Care Unit.



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