Another Reg. 4 woman dies from COVID-19, 77 new cases recorded


Another person has succumbed after they were infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease, COVID-19, taking the total death toll from March 2020 to 507.

The latest fatality, as reported by the Health Ministry, is a 73-year-old woman from Region 4 (Demerara-Mahaica) who died on July 15 while receiving care at a medical facility. Earlier, the Health Minister, Dr Frank Anthony reported that a 16-year-old child who was infected, died in the COVID-19 ICU but the ministry’s statistics did not reflect his death.

However, with these new deaths, 31 deaths have already been recorded in the month of July so far.

Meanwhile, another 77 infections were recorded over a 24-hour period after 1,506 tests were conducted. In total, 21,351 cases have been recorded since March last year.

The new cases were recorded from: Region One (three cases), Region Three (seven cases), Region Four (38 cases), Region Five (two cases), Region Six (18 cases), Region Nine (two case) and Region 10 (seven cases).

There are also eight patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 103 people in institutional isolation, 1,068 are in home isolation, and five persons in institutional quarantine.

And, in total, 19,665 people who were previously infected with COVID-19, have now recovered.

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