34 COVID deaths in April thus far; 115 new cases


The month of April is quickly becoming more of the deadliest months for COVID-19 here with two more fatalities recorded, taking the death toll to 267 since March 2020.

In addition to the two deaths the News Room reported earlier, the Ministry of Health announced the passing of two others.

The latest fatalities are an 81-year-old female from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and a 64-year- old man from Region 4 (Demerara-Mahaica).

Earlier, the News Room reported the deaths of an 81-year-old female from Region 6 (East Berbice- Corentyne) and a 46-year- old man from Region 4.

All four of these patients died on April 15 while receiving medical care. This takes the death toll for the month of April to 34. In March 2021, a total of 36 patients died while in October 2020, 44 persons died making it the deadliest month for COVID-19 to date.

Meanwhile, 115 new cases were recorded within 24 hours from 988, taking the country’s overall number of confirmed cases to 11,642.

Leading the new infections is Region Four with 69 news cases, followed by Region Three, with 26 new cases; Region Ten recorded seven new cases while Regions Six, Five and One registering six, three and four cases, respectively.

To date, 10, 061 persons have recovered.

There are 1,224 patients in home isolation, 77 patients are in institutional isolation and 13 patients are in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at the Infectious Diseases Hospital.

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