Two more ‘COVID’ deaths; 107 new cases


The Ministry of Health has reported that another man and woman have died after being infected with SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease, COVID-19.

The latest fatalities are a 51-year-old woman from Region Four (Demerara Mahaica) and a 71-year-old male from Region Nine (Upper Takutu- Upper Essequibo). The ministry said these individuals died on June 11, while receiving care at a medical facility.

With these two deaths, there have been 424 deaths recorded locally since March 2020. Additionally, 26 deaths have been recorded in June so far.

Meanwhile, another 107 people became infected with the coronavirus, taking the total number of infections recorded since March, 2020 to 18,303. These new cases were recorded from 1,199 tests.

These new cases were recorded in: Region One (two cases), Region Two (16 cases), Region Three (nine cases), Region Four (55 cases), Region Five (four cases), Region Six (five cases), Region Seven (two cases), Region Nine (two cases) and Region 10 (12 cases).

Additionally, there are 1,632 active cases. Of these cases, 21 individuals are in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) which caters to those severely ill people; 113 are in institutional isolation; 1,495 are in home isolation and three are in institutional quarantine.

Another 140 people have recovered after being infected with the virus, however. A total of 16,250 people have recovered so far.

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