Guyana surpasses 500 COVID-19 deaths as four more men die

- 168 new infections recorded

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Guyana has now recorded a total of 503 COVID-19 deaths since March 11, 2020, after four more men died from the dreaded disease.

The latest fatalities, as reported by the Health Ministry, are:

  1. A 43-year-old man from Region One (Barima- Waini), who died on July 12
  2. A 55-year-old man from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) who died on July 12
  3. A 75-year-old man from Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) who died on July 13
  4. An 88-year-old man from Region Six (East Berbice- Corentyne) who died on July 12

The ministry said that the patients were admitted COVID-19 like symptoms but died while receiving care at a medical institution. Samples were reportedly taken at the time of admission and those subsequently returned positive tests.

With these new deaths, 27 deaths have already been recorded in the month of July, so far.

Meanwhile, another 168 infections were recorded over a 24-hour period after 1,407 tests were conducted. In total, 21,223 cases have been recorded since March last year.

The new cases were recorded from: Region One (two cases), Region Two (three cases), Region Three (17 cases), Region Four (43 cases), Region Five (one case), Region Six (eight cases), Region Seven (one case), Region Nine (91 cases) and Region 10 (two cases).

There are also 1,418 active cases. These include 11 patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 84 people in institutional isolation, 1,318 are in home isolation, and five people in institutional quarantine.

And, 175 people who were previously infected with COVID-19, have now recovered.

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