Two more COVID deaths, 13 in ICU


The Ministry of Health has reported that two other individuals have died after they were infected with the coronavirus which causes the COVID-19 disease.

These additional deaths mean that a total of 468 people have died from COVID-19 since March, 2020. Of this number, 70 of those deaths were recorded during the month of June, thus far.

The latest fatalities are a 38-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica); they both died while receiving care at a medical facility on June 28.

Meanwhile, another 68 people have been infected with the novel coronavirus taking the total number of infections recorded since March 11, 2020 to 19,959.

These new cases were confirmed after 1,662 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests were conducted.

The new cases were recorded from: Region One (two cases); Region Two (four cases); Region Three (eight cases); Region Four (31 cases); Region Six (three cases); Region Nine (two cases); and Region 10 (seven cases).

Additionally, there are 13 patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 1,508 are people in home isolation, nine people are in institutional quarantine and 91 people are in institutional isolation.

The total number of people who have recovered to date is 17,879.

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