95-year-old woman is latest COVID fatality; 54 new cases reported


A 95-year-old woman who lived in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) has been recorded as the country’s latest COVID-19 related death.

With that death, the country’s COVID-19 death toll has increased to 554; it means that for the month of August so far, eight people have died.

The Ministry of Health in a statement revealed that the patient died while receiving medical care at a facility.

Meanwhile, 54 new infections were recorded from 1,792 tests, taking the overall number of confirmed cases since March, 2020, to 22,843.

The new infections were recorded in: Region One (six cases), Region Two (one case), Region Three (eight cases), Region Four (30 cases), Region Five (one case), Region Nine (six cases) and Region 10 (two cases).

There are 14 patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Infectious Diseases Hospital, 95 patients are in institutional isolation, 668 are isolated at home and five persons are in institutional quarantine.

To date, 21,513 persons have recovered from the dreaded virus.

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