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