Six new COVID deaths, 65 new infections

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Six persons who tested positive for COVID-19, have died, the Ministry of Health reported in a statement on Saturday. This takes the country’s death toll from the virus to 541.

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 95-year-old woman from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) who died on July 29;
A 56-year-old man from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) who died on July 29;
A 56-year-old woman from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) who died on July 29;
A 33-year-old woman from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) who died on July 29;
A 61-year-old man from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) who died on July 30
And a 48-year-old woman of Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) who died on July 10

The death toll for July is now 65.

Meanwhile, 65 new infections were recorded from a total of 1,165 tests, taking the overall number of confirmed cases to 22,523.

The new cases were recorded in: Region One (three cases), Region Two (one case), Region Three (11 cases), Region Four (34 cases), Region Five (two cases), Region Six (three cases), Region Nine (seven cases) and Region 10 (four cases).

There are also 14 patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU); 86 people are in institutional isolation; 699 are in home isolation and three patients are housed in institutional quarantine.

To date, 21,183 people, who were previously infected with COVID-19, have recovered.

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