Woman, 27, among four COVID-19 deaths; 14 new infections


A 27-year-old woman from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) is among the four new COVID-19 deaths reported by the Ministry of Health on Monday.

The woman died on August 15, 2021.

The other new COVID-19 fatalities include: a 78-year-old man from Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) who died on August 14; a 51-year-old man from Region Four who died on August 14; and a 50-year-old man from Region One (Barima-Waini) who died on August 15.

The Ministry of Health reported that patients were admitted with COVID-19 like symptoms, but died while receiving care at our medical institutions. Samples were taken at the time of admission, which subsequently returned positive tests.

With these four deaths, 32 casualties have been recorded thus far in August, while 578 deaths have been recorded since the pandemic started in March, 2020.

Meanwhile, 14 new infections were recorded over a 24-hour period, pushing the overall number of confirmed infections to 23,575. These new infections were recorded after 391 tests were done.

The new cases were recorded in Region One (two new cases), Region Two (one case), Region Three (two cases), Region Four (eight cases) and Region Six (one case).

Sixteen patients are in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Infectious Diseases Hospital, while 87 are in institutional isolation, 895 are in home isolation and four in institutional quarantine.

Another 53 people who were previously infected have recovered; a total of 21,999 people have recovered.

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