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Updated: Guyana confirms fourth COVID-19 death

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 April 2020, 2:23 by Denis Chabrol

Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence Wednesday night  confirmed that the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Guyana has moved to 4..

The deceased is a male from Region 4 (Demerara-Mahaica).

Earlier this evening, Minister Lawrence had confirmed Guyana’s third COVID-19 death was Ms Osa Collins, a 78-year-old resident of New Amsterdam. She died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.

“The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the Ministry of Public Health extend deep condolences to the family, relatives and friends of Ms. Collins.” Ms. Collins was considered an ‘imported case’ as she had recently travelled to the United States of America.

All Guyanese are urged to continue practising social distancing and thorough hand washing among other measures to help in containing the spread of COVID-19 in Guyana.

Earlier today, Minister Lawrence had announced that Guyana has 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19 cases of which Ms Collins was one.

The first COVID-19 death in Guyana was recorded on March 11th.

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