Three more women die from COVID-19, 81 new cases


Three women who tested positive for COVID-19, have died, the Ministry of Health reported in a statement on Wednesday. This takes the country’s death toll from the virus to 533.

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 64-year-old woman from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), who died on July 27;
  • A 68-year-old woman from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), who also died on July 27;
  • And a 67-year-old woman from Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo), who died on July 26

The death toll for July is now 54.

Meanwhile, 81 new infections were recorded from a total of 1,303 tests, taking the overall number of confirmed cases to 22,315.

The new cases were recorded in: Region One (one case), Region Three (13 cases), Region Four (41 cases), Region Five (four cases), Region Six (one case), Region Seven (one case) and Region Nine (20 cases).

There are also 11 patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU); 64 people are in institutional isolation; 857 are in home isolation and two patients are housed in institutional quarantine.

To date, 20,850 people, who were previously infected with COVID-19, have recovered.

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