Two more ‘COVID’ deaths; 105 new cases recorded in Reg. 9 alone
The Ministry of Health has reported that two more individuals died from the disease COVID-19, which means that there have been a total of 92 deaths recorded for the month of May, making it the deadliest month of the pandemic thus far.
The latest fatalities are a 44-year-old male from Region Four (4) (Demerara-Mahaica) and a 94-year-old woman from Region Three (3) (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara). They both died while receiving care at a medical facility on May 31.
Now, the total number of deaths recorded since the first death was recorded on March 11, 2020, is 391. In addition to the new deaths recorded, 162 new people were infected with COVID-19 over a 24-hour period.
The new infections came from 1,239 tests. This means that 17,114 people have been infected with the disease since March last year.
The new cases were recorded in Region One (one case), Region Two (two cases), Region Three (two cases), Region Four (39 cases), Region Five (one case), Region Six (three cases), Region Nine (105 cases) and Region Ten (nine cases).
Importantly, there are also 21 people in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), which treats those infected individuals who are severely ill. There are also 99 people in institutional isolation, 1,745 are in home isolation and four in institutional quarantine.
Region Nine, which recorded the majority of the new cases, is currently experiencing the worst of floods to hit the country, in addition to dengue and malaria cases.
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.