15 COVID deaths recorded in three days


Four women who tested positive for COVID-19 died between September 2 and 3, the Ministry of Health reported on Saturday. This means that overall, 640 persons have died from the virus since March 2020.
Of the total, 15 persons died within the first three days of September. The ministry, in a statement, said all four patients died while receiving care at medical facilities.

The latest fatalities are:

1. An 85-year-old woman from Region Three (Essequibo Islands – West Demerara) who died on September 3
2. A 79-year-old woman from Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) who died on September 2
3. A 62-year-old woman from Region Six (East Berbice – Corentyne ) who died on September 3
4. A 51-year-old woman from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) who died on September 2

Meanwhile, 183 new infections were recorded from 1, 274 tests, taking the overall number of confirmed cases to 26,295.

The new cases were recorded in the following regions: Region One (five new cases), Region Two (12 cases), Region Three (16 cases), Region Four (124 cases), Region Five (five cases), Region Six (10 cases), Region Seven (five cases) and Region Ten (five cases).

There are now 35 patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) the Infectious Diseases Hospital. The ICU at the hospital currently has a capacity for 40 patients. Additionally, 118 persons are n institutional isolation and 1, 988 are in home isolation.

Thus far, 23,514 patients have recovered from the virus.

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