Guyana recorded the deadliest day with COVID-19 cases since the virus was first detected back in March.
Four persons lost their lives to the disease today, according to the Health Ministry.
The two most recent deaths occurred at the Bartica Hospital this evening. The Health Ministry would only say that the two latest victims were a man and a woman, ages 55 and 41.
The other two deaths were recorded in Georgetown.
At around 9 o’clock this morning, a 43-year-old woman who was a patient in the transitional ward at the Georgetown Hospital passed away from the disease.
The hospital explained that upon the woman’s admission, a swab test was taken and the results came back positive today after her death.
And this afternoon, one of the patients who was in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit passed away at around 2:00pm.
The 72-year-old man was a patient in the COVID-19 ICU for the past five days.
In all four cases, the Health Ministry said it has been in contact with relatives and other contacts of the deceased in its efforts to do contact tracing and have those persons tested also.
With the COVID-19 numbers rising steadily in the past days as additional tests are being done, the Health Ministry said citizens need to be reminded of the need to practice physical distancing and to follow all other guidelines including the wearing of face masks to prevent the possible spread of coronavirus.