15 in COVID ICU, 177 new infections

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The Ministry of Health on Friday said a total of 177 new COVID-19 cases were recorded from 1,226 tests, taking the country’s overall number of confirmed cases to 13,283.

The majority of new infections were recorded in Region Four with 93 new cases, followed by Region Three with 27 new cases and Region Six with 24.

Regions One and Seven recorded one new case each.

The other regions that recorded new cases are as follows: Region Two – 10 new cases; Region Five – two new cases; Region Eight – two new cases and Region Ten – 17 new cases.

Region Nine reported no new infections. To date, 11, 208 persons have recovered.

Guyana’s total number of deaths is now at 296 since the pandemic hit these shores in March 2020.

There are 1,679 patients in home isolation, 85 patients are in institutional isolation and 15 patients are in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at the Infectious Diseases Hospital and eight are in institutional quarantine.

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