June’s ‘COVID’ death toll now 39; another 22 in ICU
Five men and two women are reported to be among the seven latest persons to have died from the COVID-19 disease, taking the total number of deaths recorded since the pandemic began in March 2020 to 437; a total of 39 deaths have thus been recorded this month alone.
The Ministry of Health reported that the latest fatalities are a 75-year-old woman and a 70-year-old man, both from Region 10; an 84-year-old man and a 66-year-old man from Region 4; a 51-year-old from Region 2 and a 72-year-old man and a 66-year-old woman from Region 3.
According to the Health Ministry, the patients were admitted with COVID-19 like symptoms but died while receiving care at its medical institutions.
Samples were taken at the time of admission which subsequently returned positive tests. The deaths occurred on June 13 and 14.
Meanwhile, another 84 people were tested positive, taking the total number of cases recorded since last March to 18,530. These new infections were recorded from 1,251 tests.
The 84 infections were drawn from: Region Two (two cases), Region Three (18 cases), Region Four (30 cases), Region Five (seven case), Region Six (21 cases) and Region Seven (two cases) Region Eight (one case) and Region 10 (three cases).
There are 22 cases in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 112 are in institutional isolation and 1,378 are in home isolation.