The total number of COVID-19 deaths in Guyana has jumped to 25 with the passing of two patients today.
In a statement this afternoon, the Health Ministry announced the death of a 93-year-old man who was a patient in the COVID-19 ICU at the Georgetown Hospital and a 32-year-old resident of Region One who died in the Bartica Hospital where he was hospitalised for suspected malaria but was tested for COVID-19.
The results came back after his death.
The same Region One resident was working in the mining district in Region Seven before his hospitalisation in Bartica.
Two days ago, an 87-year-old man also passed away at the Georgetown Hospital.
The Ministry of Health today said it is in contact with all relatives and other contacts of the persons who died so that contact tracing could be facilitated.
Health officials are again reminding citizens to practice physical distancing and wear face coverings once out in the public.
The Ministry has also started widespread testing in the Region Four area again, with testing spots set up along the East Bank of Demerara and here in Georgetown.