Two more COVID-19 deaths; 97 new cases recorded

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As the upsurge in Guyana’s COVID-19 cases continues, two more deaths were recorded as of Tuesday, April 13, taking the toll to 260 since the first case was recorded in March 2020.

According to the Ministry of Health, the latest fatalities are one male, a 67-year-old from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and a 45-year- old woman from Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice).

They both died while receiving care at a medical facility. The latest deaths take the toll for the month of April thus far to 27 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, Guyana recorded a total of 97 new infections as of Wednesday bringing the overall confirmed cases to 11,374. Region Four accounted for the majority of the new cases with 55.

This was followed by Region Three with 20 new cases and 10 new cases in Region Ten. For Regions Two and Six, there were five new cases respectively while Regions Five and One recorded one new case each.

Fifteen patients remain in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at the Infectious Diseases Hospital, 76 patients are in institutional isolation and 1, 143 patients are in home isolation.

To date, 9, 880 persons have recovered.

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