2 more die from COVID as Guyana surpasses 30,000 cases; 36 in ICU


Two women – a 58-year-old and a 70-year-old – died from COVID-19 on Tuesday taking the overall death toll from the virus to 740.

The latest fatalities also mean that 115 people have died for this month thus far, making September 2021 to be the only month to record the highest number of deaths and infections since the country recorded the first case in March 2020.

The 58-year-old woman was unvaccinated and was from Region One (Barima-Waini) while the 70-year-old was from Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and her vaccination status is unknown, the Health Ministry claimed.

Meanwhile, Guyana continues to see an upsurge in positive cases with a total of 362 new infections recorded on Wednesday. The new cases were recorded within 24 hours from a total of 1, 988 tests. This takes the total number of confirmed cases to date to 30, 186.

Region Four accounted for the majority of the cases with 167; this was followed by Region Three with 111 cases.

The other cases were recorded in the following regions; Region One (three cases), Region Two (16 cases), Region Five (21 cases), Region Six (eight cases), Region Seven (24 cases), Region Eight (one case) and Region Ten (11 cases).

There are 36 patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at the Infectious Diseases Hospital; 163 patients are in institutional isolation and 3, 545 patients are in home isolation.

Thus far, 25, 702 persons have recovered from the virus.

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