Woman, 37, among three COVID-19 deaths; 31 new cases recorded


An additional three persons, who tested positive for COVID-19, have died, the Ministry of Health reported in a statement on Monday. This takes the country’s death toll from the virus to 530.

The ministry noted that the latest fatalities were all admitted at medical institutions with COVID-19 symptoms, but died while receiving care. Samples taken from the patients returned positive.

The latest fatalities are:

  • A 73-year-old man from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), who died on July 25
  • A 70-year-old woman of Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), who died on June 24
  • And a 37-year-old woman of Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), who died on July 24

The ministry is also now reporting an additional death for the month of June, taking the death for that month to 79, while the death toll for July is now 51.

Meanwhile, 31 new infections were recorded from a total of 559 tests, taking the overall number of confirmed cases to 22,181.

The new cases were recorded in: Region Three (two cases), Region Four (15 cases), Region Five (one case), Region Six (nine cases) and Region 10 (four cases).

There are nine patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU); 70 people are in institutional isolation; 907 are in home isolation and there are no patients housed in institutional quarantine.

To date, 20,665 people, who were previously infected with COVID-19, have recovered.

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