Six deaths already recorded in July; another 179 people infected
There have already been six COVID-19 related deaths recorded in the month of July, taking the total death toll from the pandemic to 482, according to the Ministry of Health.
On Tuesday, the ministry reported that there were four additional COVID-19 deaths recorded this month. Earlier in the month, another two deaths were reported.
The latest fatalities are:
- A 71-year-old man from Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) who died on July 4
- An 81-year-old man from Region Five (Mahaica- Berbice) who died on July 4
- An 82-year-old man, also from Region Five, who died on July 3
- A 75-year-old woman from Region Four (Demerara- Mahaica), who died on July 2
Meanwhile, the ministry’s COVID-19 dashboard indicated that another 179 people became infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the disease, COVID-19. This means that there have been 20,568 infections recorded since March, 2020.
These cases were recorded in Region One (two cases), Region Three (seven cases), Region Four (22cases), Region Six (12 cases), Region Nine (134 cases) and Region 10 (two cases).
Meanwhile, there are 1,623 active cases currently. These include 14 patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 96 people in institutional isolation, 1,510 are in home isolation, and three persons in institutional isolation
Importantly, another 112 people have recovered after they were infected with COVID-19.