COVID-19 death toll now in 169 with two more deaths – News Room Guyana

The Health Ministry said Sunday that two other people, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus -COVID-19, died.

It takes the total number of deaths from the pandemic to 169 from Saturday, January 09, 2021.

The two most recent deaths mean that a total of five people have so far died for the year.

The most recent deaths are two men, a 58-year-old man from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and a 39-year-old man from Region Seven (Cuyuni- Mazaruni). These individuals died while being cared for in a medical facility.

The ministry is also appealing to the public to respect the confidentiality of both deceased and their families and to allow them to mourn their tragic loss in peace.

All Guyanese are reminded to observe the COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES protocols (NO. 12), in force until January 31, 2021. This order emphasizes that:

 the need to use a face mask correctly and consistently when leaving your home;

 the importance of maintaining the physical distance six feet from others;

 and the need for good hand hygiene to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

If anyone is exhibiting any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, or need any additional information, kindly contact COVID-19 231-1166, 226-7480 or 624-6674 PROPOSED or visit visit us at