Four men die from ‘COVID’ pushing May’s death toll to 50; 153 more cases


The death toll for the month of May has increased to 50, while the total death toll since March 2020 has increased to 349, following the deaths of four other men who were infected with COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Health.

The latest fatalities are: a 37-year-old man from Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), who died on May 18; a 50-year-old and a 73-year-old man, both from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and who died on May 18 and 17 respectively, and a 54-year-old man from Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) who died on May 16.

According to the ministry, the patients were all admitted with COVID-19 like symptoms but died while receiving care at medical institutions. COVID-19 samples were taken at the time of admission and those samples, subsequently, showed that the men were positive.

Meanwhile, another 153 people were infected with COVID-19 over a 24-hour period; this means that the total number of cases recorded since March 11, 2020, has increased to 15,607. These new infections were recorded from 956 tests done.

These new cases were recorded in: Region Two (three cases), Region Three (36 cases), Region Four (55 cases), Region Five (seven cases), Region Six (10 cases), Region Seven (16 cases), Region Nine (eight cases) and Region 10 (18 cases).

Additionally, there are now 1,905 active cases; 16 of those cases are in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 106 are in institutional isolation, 1,777 are in home isolation and six are in institutional quarantine. However, 107 people have recovered adding to the total of 13,359 recoveries since last year.

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