Fifteen children have lost their lives to COVID-19 in Guyana since the pandemic was first detected here almost two years ago.
Four of the deaths were recorded less than a week ago and three of those children died before arriving at a Hospital.
An investigation has been launched into the deaths, Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony said Monday.
For the other cases he said, some had pre-existing conditions while the other cases are still under probe.
“For some of those children that would have been hospitalized we know for sure some of the comorbidities that they may have had and challenges because some of them the prognosis was poor with the underlying disease and then they got COVID, so that complicated the problem, the Health Minister said.
The Minister assured that continuous monitoring will be done
“Within the Ministry, we have a small committee of doctors who are going to get these charts and review them more thoroughly and do some interviews with the family of these children so hopefully that will give us a better understanding of what is happening,” Dr. Anthony noted.
It is unclear how many children in total are currently positive with the virus in Guyana, but the Guyana Teachers Union today announced that it knows of at least 165 children who have tested positive in the past two weeks.