The COVID-19 death toll climbs to 247

Unfortunately, the Ministry of Health (MOH) reports that another person who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) died in April 05, 2021. This takes the total deaths from the pandemic to 247.

The latest death is a 67-year-old girl from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) 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.

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.16), in force until April 30, 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, please kindly contact COVID-19 231-1166, 226-7480 or 624-6674 INTENTIONALLY or visit us at

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