Three additional COVID deaths, 81 new cases


Three new COVID-19 deaths were recorded on Tuesday, taking the country’s death toll to 564; it means that for the month of August so far, 18 people have died.

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.

They are:

– A 54-year-old woman from Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) who died on August 8

– A 63-year-old woman from Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) who died on August 9

– And a 66-year-old man also from Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) who died on August 7

Meanwhile, 81 new infections were recorded from 2,071 tests, taking the overall number of confirmed cases since March, 2020, to 23,075.

The new infections were recorded in: Region One (one case); Region Two (four cases); Region Three (21 cases); Region Four (37 cases); Region Five (one case); Region Six (four cases); and Region Nine (13 cases).

There are 15 patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Infectious Diseases Hospital, while 77 patients are in institutional isolation. 691 are isolated at home and five persons are in institutional quarantine.

To date, 21,728 persons have recovered from the virus.

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