56 ‘COVID’ deaths in 23 days; 125 new cases in 24hrs


Two additional COVID-19 deaths have been recorded which means that there have already been 56 COVID-19 deaths recorded in the month of June, and 454 deaths in the country, since March last year.

The latest fatalities, according to the Ministry of Health, are a 68-year-old female from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and a 55-year-old male from Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). They both died while receiving care at a medical facility on June 22.

Meanwhile, an additional 125 people have been infected with the disease, taking the total number of cases recorded since March last year to 19,359. These new cases were recorded after 2,018 tests were conducted.

The new cases were drawn from: Region One (11 cases), Region Two (two cases), Region Three (14 cases), Region Four (53 cases), Region Five (two cases), Region Six (24 cases), Region Nine (four cases) and Region 10 (15 cases).

There are also 1,616 active cases, of which 20 people are in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 115 people are in institutional isolation, 1,473 are in home isolation and eight people are in institutional quarantine.

Importantly, another 56 people have recovered after they were infected with the disease. This means that a total of 17,297 people have recovered since March 2020.

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