Another COVID-19 death; 114 new cases


The Ministry of Health on Sunday reported another COVID-19 fatality, taking Guyana’s overall mortality rate to 299.

The latest fatality is a 75-year-old female from Region Three (Essequibo Islands – West Demerara), who died while receiving treatment at a medical facility on May 1, 2021.

She is recorded as the first death for the month of May while April was recorded as the deadliest since the pandemic hit Guyana in March 2020. A total of 65 persons died in April alone. Previously, October 2020 was the deadliest month with 44 deaths.

Meanwhile, Guyana recorded a total of 114 new COVID-19 cases from 460 tests, taking the country’s overall number of confirmed cases to 13,518.

The majority of new infections were recorded in Region Four with 38 new cases, followed by Region Three with 26 new cases.

Regions Two, Six and Eight recorded one new case each while Regions Five and Seven recorded 14 new cases each.

The other regions that recorded new cases are Region One – four new cases and Region Ten – 15 new cases. Region Nine reported no new infections.

To date, 11, 383 persons have recovered.

There are 1,727 patients in home isolation, 95 patients are in institutional isolation and 14 patients are in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at the Infectious Diseases Hospital and 15 are in institutional quarantine.

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