Four more ‘COVID’ deaths; 89 new cases

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Another four individuals have died from COVID-19, taking the country’s overall death toll since March 2020 to 477, the Ministry of Health reported on Friday.

The latest fatalities are two women; a 37-year-old from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) who died on June 30 and a 61-year-old from Region Nine (Upper Takutu- Upper Essequibo) who died on June 28 along with two men; an 81-year-old from Region One (Barima- Waini) who died on June 30 and a 68-year-old from Region Nine (Upper Takutu- Upper Essequibo) who died on July 1.

With the additional deaths, it would mean that 77 persons succumbed for June alone, while the first death has been recorded for July.

Meanwhile, another 89 people have been infected with the disease, taking the total number of infections recorded since March 11, 2020, to 20,231. These new cases were confirmed from 1,385 tests.

The new cases were recorded in Region One (seven cases); Region Two (one case); Region Three (nine cases); Region Four (30 cases); Region Five (three cases); Region Six (22 cases); Regions Nine (seven cases) and Region 10 (10 cases).

Additionally, there are 15 patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 1,448 are people in home isolation, eight people are in institutional quarantine and 97 people are in institutional isolation. The total number of people who have recovered to date is 18,194.

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