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Coronavirus death toll increases to 26

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 12:08 by Denis Chabrol

The Ministry of Health  is reporting COVID-19 death number 26.

The deceased is a 43- year-old woman and was a patient of the transitional ward at the GPHC.

The ministry says the patient was tested and upon admission at the Georgetown Hospital  following her death, the results came back as positive.

The Ministry of Health says it is making every effort to contact all relatives and other persons to facilitate contact tracing and rapid assistance to everyone who may have been exposed.

Yesterday, authorities reported that a 93-year old man, an  87-year old man anda 32-year old man died.