Exactly a month after passing 300 deaths, Guyana now has 400 ‘COVID’ deaths

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The Ministry of Health, on Thursday, confirmed four additional COVID-19 deaths, taking Guyana’s COVID-19 death toll since March 11, 2020, to 400.

The four new fatalities are:

  1. A 71-year-old man from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) who died on June 2
  2. An 81-year-old woman from Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) who died on June 2
  3. A 67-year-old woman from Region Four, who died on June 1
  4. An 88-year-old male, also from Region Four, who died on June 1

It is important to note that on May 3, exactly one month ago, the Ministry of Health confirmed three deaths which led to the death toll increasing to 303. Two months prior, on March 4, Guyana passed 200 COVID-19 deaths.

What this means is that in exactly one month, Guyana recorded 100 new ‘COVID’ deaths and one day short of three months, the country recorded 200 COVID-19 deaths.  Among the deaths recorded over the past month were: a 17-year-old schoolboy, known as Jafar; a well-known pandit in Region Five, Rajin Lalaram; and, journalist, Mondale Smith.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health also reported that 119 additional people have been infected with the virus. These new cases were recorded from 1,375 tests.

The total number of cases has risen to 17,376.

These new cases were recorded in: Region Two (one case), Region Three (16 cases), Region Four (46 cases), Region Five (seven cases), Region Six (13 cases), Region Nine (26 cases), and Region 10 (10 cases).

Additionally, there are 1,838 active cases; 19 of these cases are in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 97 people are in institutional isolation, 1,718 people are in home isolation and four people are in institutional quarantine.

Importantly, 46 additional people have recovered after being infected. In total, there have been 15,073 recoveries.

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