10 persons in COVID-19 ICU, one new case reported
Ten persons are in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital while Guyana recorded one new case on Sunday, pushing the overall known cases to 273.
The total cases also include 15 deaths and 120 recoveries. There are 138 active cases in institutional isolation and 16 persons in institutional quarantine.
To date, 2,806 persons have tested for the deadly disease of which 2,533 are negative.
A 25-year-old teacher of the Arapaima Nursery School in Lethem, Region Nine was recorded as Guyana’s 15th COVID-19 death. Donna Ambrose Greaves, a mother of a 7-year-old boy died on Saturday night in the COVID-19 ICU, less than a week after two others died from the same disease.
The country’s 14th COVID-19 death was a 34-year-old father of three of Bartica. Abdool Khan died at the Georgetown Public Hospital on July 2; he too was in the COVID-19 ICU since June 22.
His three-year-old child is among those tested positive for the deadly disease in Bartica. Just two days prior to Khan’s death, Guyana recorded its 13th COVID-19 death at the GPHC.
That individual was identified as 42-year-old Bent Street, Albouystown resident.
Kevin Ridley was referred to Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital on Monday, June 29 by another health facility. He had complained of shortness of breath and so doctors at the hospital conducted a COVID-19 test on him but he died hours later the same day at the hospital.