The Ministry of Health (MOH) has reported that on December 21, 2020, one other person who tested positive for the new coronavirus (COVID-19) died. This takes the total number of deaths from the pandemic to 160.
The latest death is a 73-year-old man from Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) who died while being cared for in a medical facility.
The MOH sincerely sympathizes with the deceased’s family and will make every effort to provide all the necessary support during this difficult time to provide any assistance needed.
Ministry officials have contacted all relatives and persons to facilitate contact tracking and quick assistance for all who may have been exposed to the now deceased. The Ministry is also appealing to the public to respect the confidentiality of the deceased and his family, and to allow them to mourn their tragic loss in peace.
All Guyanese are reminded to observe the COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES protocols (NO. 11), in force until December 31, 2020. 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 contact us at www.health.gov.gy.