The Ministry of Health (MOH) has informed that as of 17:00hrs on September 18, 2020, two other persons who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have died.This takes the total number of deaths from the pandemic to 64.
The latest fatalities are a 71 -year-old male from Barima /Waini (Region 1) who died while receiving care at a medical facility. The other is a 63-year-old man from Demerara/Mahaica (Region 4). Samples were collected from both Decedents at the time of admission and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.
The Ministry of Health expresses sincerest condolences to the families of these persons and will make every effort to provide all the necessary support during this difficult time to render any assistance needed.
Officials of the Ministry have contacted all relatives and persons to facilitate contact tracing and rapid assistance to everyone who may have been exposed to the now-dead persons. The Ministry is also appealing to the general public to respect the confidentiality of the deceased and their families and to allow them to mourn their tragic loss in peace.