23rd of July, 2020. Region 9, Guyana, South America.Last updated: July 23, 2020 at 11:51 am
Reports coming from the South Central Village of Potarinau, Region 9, Guyana are that two persons have died from COVID-19 and 4 more tested positive in the village today.
The victims are said to be George Ignace and Fredrick Matthew – an elderly couple over 60 years of age. This would bring the total number of COVID-19 victims in the Rupununi up to 3.
Region 9 is thought to be one of the places in Guyana most vulnerable to and most ill prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic – especially since it forms a very porous border with coronavirus epicenter, Brazil. A fundraiser has been set up to help residents of Region 9 fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Disclaimer: This information, although coming from reliable sources in the village of Potarinau, has not been confirmed with the Regional Health Officer of Region 9. Guyana.
Team Guyana, South America extends sincere sympathies to the relative and friends of the deceased.