Another five COVID-19 deaths, 74 new cases

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Another five persons who tested positive for COVID-19 have died, the Ministry of Health reported in a statement on Sunday. This takes the country’s death toll from the virus to 546.

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 65-year-old woman from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) who died on July 27;
– A 77-year-old man from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) who died on July 31;
– A 59-year-old woman from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) who died on July 31;
– A 82-year-old man from Region Six (East Berbice- Corentyne) who died on July 30
– And a 64-year-old man of Region Three ( Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) who died on July 30

Those additional deaths move July’s death toll to 70.

Meanwhile, 74 new infections were recorded from a total of 1,165 tests, taking the overall number of confirmed cases to 22,597.

The new cases were recorded in: Region Two (10 cases); Region Three (three cases); Region Four (32 cases); Region Five (four cases); Region Six (19 cases); Region Seven (one case); Region Nine (three cases); and Region 10 (two cases).

There are also 12 patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU); 87 people are in institutional isolation; 759 are in home isolation and four patients are housed in institutional quarantine.

To date, 21,193 people, who were previously infected with COVID-19, have recovered.

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