24 people receiving intensive care for COVID; two more die

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Another two individuals have died from the deadly COVID-19 disease, taking May’s death toll to 77, while a total of 276 people have died since March 11, last year.

The latest fatalities, according to the Ministry of Health, are a 62-year-old female from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and a 52-year-old male from Region Six (East Berbice- Corentyne).

It was explained that the 62-year-old female died while receiving care at a medical facility while the 52-year-old man died at home.

Already, there have been 77 deaths in the month of May, making this the deadliest month of the pandemic. On Tuesday, seven deaths were reported, including the death of a 17-year-old boy and then on Wednesday, another six deaths were recorded.

April 2021, was previously the deadliest month with a total of 66 deaths. Additionally, Guyana surpassed 16,000 cases of COVID-19 in Guyana, also recorded since March 2020.

On Thursday, 98 additional people were infected over a 24 hour period. The new infections came from 1,584 tests. This means that 16,654 people have been infected with the disease since March last year.

The new cases were recorded in Region One (two cases), Region Three (14 cases), Region Four (41 cases), Region Five (three cases), Region Six (six cases), Region Seven (three cases), Region Nine (five cases) and Region Ten (24 cases).

Importantly, there are also 24 people in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), which treats those infected individuals who are severely ill. There are also 109 people in institutional isolation, 1,922 are in home isolation and 10 in institutional quarantine. This means that there are 2,065 active cases.

There are also 79 newly-recovered people, locally.

If anyone is displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, or need any additional information, kindly contact the COVID-19 Hotline 231-1166, 226-7480 or 624-6674 IMMEDIATELY or visit the Ministry’s website at www.health.gov.gy.

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