April’s COVID-19 death toll moves to 58; 72 new infections


April is staying on track as the deadliest month with the number of COVID-19 deaths increasing to 58.

The Ministry of Health Tuesday reported that the latest fatalities are two males; a 48-year-old from Region 4 (Demerara-Mahaica) and a 57-year-old from Region 3 (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara).

They both died while receiving care at a medical facility on April 26. This takes the death toll from the pandemic to 291 since Guyana recorded its first case and death in March 2020.

Meanwhile, 72 new infections were recorded from 762 tests, taking the country’s overall number of confirmed cases to 12,826.

The majority of new infections were recorded in Region Four with 59 new cases, followed by Region Three with eight new cases. Regions Ten, Two and One recorded two cases each while Region Six recorded one new case.

The other regions recorded no new cases.  To date, 10,944 persons have recovered.

There are 1,501 patients in home isolation, 76 patients are in institutional isolation and 14 patients are in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at the Infectious Diseases Hospital.

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