2020 coronavirus pandemic in Guyana

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Guyana
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakNew York, United States
Index caseGeorgetown
Arrival date11 March 2020
(3 weeks and 1 day)
Confirmed cases12[1]
Suspected cases1
Suspected cases have not been confirmed as being due to this strain by laboratory tests, although some other strains may have been ruled out.

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was documented for the first time in Guyana on 11 March 2020. The case was a woman who traveled from New York.[2]


On 11 March 2020, the first case of coronavirus was recorded in Guyana from a 52-year-old woman suffering from underlying health conditions, including diabetes and hypertension.[3] The woman died at the Georgetown Public Hospital.[2]

On 18 March 2020, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority closed the country's airports to incoming international passenger flights for 14 days.[4]


  1. ^ News Room Guyana (31 March 2020). "Guyana now has 12 confirmed coronavirus cases". St. Lucia News Online. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Breaking News! Guyana records first coronavirus-related death". Kaieteur News. 11 March 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Guyana confirms first case of coronavirus in woman who returned from U.S." Reuters. 12 March 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Guyana to partially close airports amid Coronavirus outbreak". iNews Guyana. 17 March 2020. Retrieved 22 March 2020.

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