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Updated on June 2, 2020 9:26 am
Updated on June 2, 2020 9:26 am
Updated on June 2, 2020 9:26 am

Woman With Coronavirus Dies In Guyana, SVG Reports First Case

A 52-year-old woman in Guyana who contracted Coronavirus died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Wednesday, local reports say.

President David Granger has called for calm.

A statement from the Ministry of the Presidency said the Guyanese national had travelled from the United States of America.

She arrived in the country on 5th March, presented to the public health system on 10th March and was found to have uncontrolled Diabetes and Hypertension, according to the statement.

She subsequently died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation at 08:00 hours on 11th March, it said.

According to the Ministry of the Presidency, health professionals sought to conduct tests for COVID-19 based on the patient’s travel history.

A clinical sample was collected and sent at 10:00 hours on 11th March 2020 to the National Reference Laboratory, where laboratory test confirmed the diagnosis at approximately 17:00 hours, the ministry stated.

It said the patient’s infection is classified an imported case.

Meanwhile, St Vincent and the Grenadines has recorded its first imported Coronavirus case., according to local reports.

The patient has been identified as a Vincentian national, aged 30 to 35 years.

She is said to have travelled to the United Kingdom for a meeting and returned home on March 7 with a fever and cough.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  Health Minister Luke Browne was quoted as saying that  the woman voluntarily reported her symptoms to the Health Ministry on March 10 and has been in isolation at home under the care of competent health professionals.

Health officials described her symptoms as mild and say they expect her to make a full recovery.




    • With St Vincent and Martinique having it we will soon see it here. I can tell you where exactly ……..that little village where they go at fishing at nights making runs to Martinique and St Vincent……that same village where the women like to hook up with the French men for small change ………wait for it

  1. No entry and that it .or test every single one before entry it could take whole day.

  2. Our government MUST know by now that the primary source of the virus for the English speaking caribbean countries is the US and UK. Why then is there no restriction or quarantine required for travellers from these countries? What’s the plan for the low income hotel workers who are at greatest risk bcuz of their contact with these tourists. ARE WE SERIOUS.
    I get it!! Bring in the tourist bcuz we need the money, kill of the locals, then we’ll have a thriving economy.🤣🤣🤣

    • Please keep your head on and try to think straight.

      All the cases in CARICOM have been from nationals returning home, not from tourists? What’s your suggestion, block our nationals from returning home?

  3. She was diagnosed only after she died days after returning to country. Now think about the number of people she could have infected unknowingly. And yes I have no doubt that this is circulating in the country. Cases just haven’t been diagnosed. Be careful out there.

  4. What day they say we will be testing No rush who cares Mary coming back from her galactic journey her weed is strong

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