100 COVID deaths in 19 days as 12 more die; 33 in ICU


Guyana has recorded an additional 12 COVID-19 related deaths, the Ministry of Health reported on Sunday; eight of the deaths were unvaccinated, three partially vaccinated, and one unknown.

The new deaths are two men (ages 82 and 56) from Region Four; a man and a woman (ages 70 and 71, respectively) from Region Two; three men (ages 74, 57 and 47) and three women (ages 72, 60 and 68) from Region Three and a 74-year-old woman from Region Six.

This takes the total number of deaths from the pandemic to 725 and it also means for the first 19 days of September, a total of 100 persons have died thus far. It also reflects the highest number of deaths recorded in a single month since the pandemic hit these shores in March 2020.

Additionally, 208 new COVID-19 infections were recorded from a total of 1, 750 tests taking the total number of confirmed cases to 29, 553.

The new cases were reported in the following regions; Region One (10 cases), Region Two (seven cases), Region Three (51 cases), Region Four (93 cases), Region Five (four cases), Region Six (six cases), Region Seven (28 cases), Region Eight (two cases), Region Nine (seven cases) and Region 10 (zero cases).

To date, 25, 000 persons have recovered from the dreaded virus.

There are 33 patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit, 158 are in institutional isolation, and 3, 637 are in home isolation.

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