Three more men dead from ‘COVID’; 100 new cases


Another three men have died from the disease, COVID-19 taking the total death toll to 462, with 64 of those deaths recorded in the month of June thus far.

The three new fatalities are:

  1. A 53-year-old man from Region Three (Essequibo Islands- West Demerara) who died on June 14
  2. A 57-year-old man from Region Six (East Berbice- Corentyne) who also died on June 14
  3. A 79-year-old man, also from Region Six, who died on June 22.

The health ministry reported that the patients were admitted with COVID-19 like symptoms but died while receiving care at a medical institution. Samples were taken at the time of admission which subsequently returned positive tests.

Meanwhile, another 100 people were infected with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. These new cases were recorded after 1.428 tests were. These new cases take the total number of confirmed cases since March last year to 19,774.

The new cases were recorded from: Region One (four cases), Region Two (six cases), Region Three (12 cases), Region Four (36 cases), Region Five (two cases), Region Six (six cases), Region Seven (19 cases), Region Nine (eight cases) and Region 10 (seven cases).

Additionally, there are 1,669 active cases; 19 of these active cases are patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while 93 people are in institutional isolation, 1,553 people are in home isolation, and four are in institutional quarantine.

Importantly, another 21 people who were infected with the disease have now recovered. This means that a total of 17,647 people have recovered to date.

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