The COVID-19 death toll increases to 249

Unfortunately, the Ministry of Health (MOH) reports that two other people, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), died April 06, 2021. This takes the total deaths from the pandemic to 249.

The latest deaths are a 78-year-old girl from Region Ten (Upper Demerara-Berbice) and a 67 year old man from Region Three (Essequibo-West Demerara Islands). Both died while being cared for at our medical facility.

The MOH sincerely sympathizes with the families of the two deceased 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 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.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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