Three more COVID-19 deaths, 51 new infections

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Another three people died after they were infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease, COVID-19, taking the total death toll since March 2020 to 506.

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

  1. A 65-year-old man from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) who died on July 13
  2. A 59-year-old man from Region Three who died on July 14
  3. A 61-year-old woman from Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) who died on June 28

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, 29 deaths have already been recorded in the month of July, so far. The confirmation of the Region 10 woman’s death also means that June’s death toll has been revised upwards to 78.

Meanwhile, another 51 infections were recorded over a 24-hour period after 963 tests were conducted. In total, 21,274 cases have been recorded since March last year.

The new cases were recorded from: Region One (14 cases), Region Three (five cases), Region Four (10 cases), Region Five (six cases), Region Six (11 cases), Region Seven (one case), Region Nine (one case) and Region 10 (three cases).

There are also 1,224 active cases. These include 10 patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 83 people in institutional isolation, 1,130 are in home isolation, and one person in institutional quarantine.

And, 110 people who were previously infected with COVID-19, have now recovered.

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