Three more women die from COVID-19; 180 new cases recorded


Three more women, who were receiving care at medical institutions, have died after they were infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease, COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Health.

The latest deaths include an 80-year-old woman and a 72-year-old woman, who are both from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and who both died on May 14. The other woman, who succumbed was a 40-year-old woman from Region Six (East Berbice- Corentyne), who died on May 13.

According to the Ministry of Health, the patients were admitted with COVID-19 like symptoms but died while receiving care at the ministry’s medical institutions. They were tested for COVID-19 upon admission and their results, subsequently, showed that they were positive.

These three deaths mean that the total death toll for Guyana has increased to 338 while the number of deaths for the month of May alone is now 39.

Recently, Minister of Health, Dr Frank Anthony, has said that the pattern of COVID-19 hospitalisations and deaths have been shifting from older people- many of whom are vaccinated – to younger people.

Meanwhile, over the past 24 hours, 180 additional people have been infected with COVID-19 from 1,053 tests. Also, an additional 52 people have now recovered after being infected with the virus.

These new cases were recorded from: Region One (four cases), Region Two (six cases), Region Three (30 cases), Region Four (98 cases), Region Five (20 cases), Region Six (two cases), Region Seven (two cases), Region Eight (one case), Region Nine (five cases) and Region Ten (12 cases). The new cases were also recorded from 82 males and 98 females.

Meanwhile, there are an estimated 1,928 active cases. Of this number, 16 people are in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 106 people are in institutional isolation, 1822 are in home isolation and 10 people are in institutional quarantine.

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