May’s ‘COVID’ death toll at 97 with 5 more deaths; 143 new cases

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The Ministry of Health on Wednesday reported that five more individuals died from the disease COVID-19.

Four of the five died on May 31, 2021, while the other person died on May 21. They were all receiving care at a medical facility; this means that May’s death toll is now 97, making it the deadliest month of the pandemic thus far.

Additionally, a total of 396 persons have now died from the virus in Guyana since March 2020.

The latest fatalities are a 65-year-old male from Region Six; a 54-year-old woman and a 68-year-old male, both from Region Seven; a 90-year-old woman from Region Three, who died on May 21, and a 65-year-old woman from Region 10.

In addition to the new deaths recorded, 143 people were infected with COVID-19 over a 24-hour period.

The new cases were recorded in Region One (three cases), Region Two (11 cases), Region Three (12 cases), Region Four (50 cases), Region Five (four case), Region Six (13 cases), Region Seven (three cases), Region Nine (28 cases) and Region Ten (19 cases).

Importantly, there are also 19 people in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), which treats those infected individuals who are severely ill. There are also 97 people in institutional isolation, 1,718 are in home isolation and four in institutional quarantine.

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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