Two more COVID-19 deaths, 105 new infections

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Two more persons died on Saturday, April 10, 2021, from COVID-19, taking the country’s death toll since March 2020 to 255.

The latest fatalities are two women – a 65-year-old and a 63-year-old – who are both from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). The Ministry of Health in a statement said both women died while receiving care at a medical facility. The Ministry had earlier reported that a 41-year-old woman also died on Saturday while receiving medical care.

This means that for the month of April thus far, 22 persons have died as the country is facing a third, more deadly wave of the dreaded coronavirus, which is rapidly spreading across the country and attacking the younger population.

Meanwhile, on Sunday Guyana recorded 105 new COVID-19 infectious from a 1, 150 tests. This takes the overall number of confirmed cases to 11, 149.

Region Four is yet again recording the highest number of infections with 46. This is followed by Region Three with 20 new cases, Regions Six and Ten each recorded 11 new cases while Region Two recorded four new cases and Region Seven recorded seven new cases.

There are 15 patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at the Infectious Diseases Hospital, 69 patients are in institutional isolation and 1, 089 patients are in home isolation.

To date, 9, 721 persons have recovered from the dreaded virus.

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