45 deaths already recorded in May; 81 new cases


The death toll for the month of May has risen to 45 while the overall death toll since March last year has increased to 344, following the deaths of two women and one man on May 15, according to the Ministry of Health.

On Monday, the Ministry of Health reported that a 68 year-old-man from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), a 60-year-old female from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and a 45-year-old woman, also from Region Four, died while receiving care at a medical facility.

The three individuals 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.

With these three additional deaths, there have been nine deaths over the past four days.

Additionally, there have been 81 additional people infected with the disease COVID-19 over a 24-hour period; these new infections were recorded after 649 tests were conducted. Importantly more than half of these new cases- a total of 44 cases- were recorded in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).

Now, the total number of infections since the first case was recorded on March 11, 2020, has increased to 15,352.

These new cases were recorded from: Region Three (six cases), Region Four (25 cases), Region Five (two cases), Region Six (44 cases), Region Seven (one case), Region Eight (two cases) and Region 10 (one case).

Meanwhile, there are 1,908 active cases; 15 of these cases are in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 112 are in institutional isolation, 1,796 are in home isolation and six are in institutional quarantine.

There have been 13,085 recoveries thus far; 118 of these recoveries are new.

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