Almost 50 COVID deaths already recorded in Sept.; 263 new cases


Five people who were infected with SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes the disease COVID-19, have all died on Friday, according to the Ministry of Health.

These new deaths mean that 49 deaths have already been recorded in September, while a total of 674 people have died since March 2020.

The latest fatalities are:

A 37-year-old woman from Region Two (Pomeroon- Supenaam)

A 35-year-old woman from Region Four (Demerara- Mahaica)

A 78-year-old woman from Region Five (Mahaica- Berbice)

A 60-year-old man from Region Two

A 57-year-old woman from Region Four

Meanwhile, another 263 people have been infected with the novel coronavirus, taking the total number of infections recorded since March 2020 to 27,782.

These new cases were recorded in: Region One (five new cases), Region Two (22 cases), Region Three (40 cases), Region Four (129 cases), Region Five (seven cases), Region Six (28 cases), Region Seven (17 cases), Region Eight (seven cases), Region Nine (three cases) and Region 10 (five cases).

There are 32 patients receiving critical care in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU); 148 people are in institutional isolation, 2,772 are in home isolation and 17 are in institutional quarantine.

Importantly, to date, 24,156 people have recovered after they were infected with COVID-19.

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