Man, woman in their 30s among four more ‘COVID’ deaths
An additional four people have died from the disease, COVID-19 taking the total number of deaths recorded since March 11, 2020, to 380 while 81 deaths have been recorded in the month of May alone.
The latest fatalities, according to the Ministry of Health, are:
- A 39-year-old man from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) who died on May 25
- A 74-year-old woman from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) who died on May 25
- A 31-year-old woman, also from Region Four, who died on May 27
- A 68-year-old man from Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) who died on May 27
It was explained that patients were admitted with COVID-19 like symptoms but died while receiving care at the Health Ministry’s medical institutions. Samples were taken at the time of admission which subsequently returned positive tests.
Already, there have been 81 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.
In addition to the new deaths recorded, 70 new people were infected with COVID-19 over a 24-hour period. The new infections came from 1,248 tests. This means that 16,724 people have been infected with the disease since March last year.
The new cases were recorded in Region One (two cases), Region Two (six cases), Region Three (seven cases), Region Four (29 cases), Region Five (two cases), Region Six (seven cases), Region Nine (five cases) and Region Ten (12 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 103 people in institutional isolation, 1,841 are in home isolation and nine in institutional quarantine. This means that there are 1,977 active cases.
There are also 153 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.