Region Three woman is latest COVID-19 death

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The Ministry of Health has informed that as of December 17, 2020, one more person who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has died, taking the total number of deaths from the pandemic to 159.

The latest fatality is a 56-year-old female from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) who died while receiving care at a medical facility. She is the eighth person to die this month.

Guyana on Thursday recorded 26 new COVID-19 cases, taking the overall total cases across the country is 6,042.

There are currently 35 persons in institutional isolation, 644 on home isolation and 70 persons in institutional quarantine. There are 5,197 recoveries and the active cases are only 846.

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