April 15, 2024



Kwakwani records its first COVID-19 death

    A 63-Year-old female of Kwakwani, reportedly succumbed last Saturday at the National Diseases Hospital,  Liliendall, East Coast Demerara, after being tested positive on Thursday, April 6th 2021,  at the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC).

   According to reports, she was admitted to the Kwakwani Hospital Complex on Thursday morning for observation, after she was displaying multiple COVID-19 related symptoms.  She was swabbed for the virus and samples was immediately sent to the Linden Hospital Complex for testing.

  While undergoing observation, the woman’s condition worsened and she was transferred to  LHC; subsequently the results returned positive.  

She was then referred to the National Infectious Diseases Hospital, where she passed away in less than 72 hours.

 Medical Superintendant (ag) of Kwakwani Hospital, Dr. Delleana Anderson, disclosed that there are no records of the woman being vaccinated and is urging residents in the sub-region to be vaccinated and to take this deadly virus seriously.

“I’m advising residents of Kwakwani and neighboring communities to be vaccinated, it is very obvious that the virus exists in the community. I’ll also like to urge everyone to observe all COVID-19 guidelines,” Dr.Anderson encouraged.

  The COVID-19 vaccination team will be visiting villages in the Upper Berbice River on Tuesday, April 11, to administer the vaccines to residents.

  Persons in Kwakwani who are interested in having the jab are asked to make contact with Nurse Wilson on telephone number 678-6217.

Less than 10 percent of the population in Region 10 has been vaccinated while the active cases in the region continue to spike. Twenty persons in Region 10 have died from the virus.