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