8 more dead from COVID; 31 in ICU, 241 new cases


Eight more people have died from the dreaded COVID-19 virus on September 24 and 25, taking the country’s death toll to 762.

Only one of those persons was fully vaccinated; the others were unvaccinated.

The latest fatalities also mean that for the month of September, 137 persons died – the highest number of deaths recorded in a single month since March 2020.

The Ministry of Health in a statement on Sunday revealed that all of the patients died while receiving medical care at various facilities.

Meanwhile, a total of 241 new COVID cases were recorded from 1,724 tests, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 31, 148.

The cases were recorded in the following regions; Region One (seven cases), Region Two (17 cases), Region Three (25 cases), Region Four (136 cases), Region Five (21 cases), Region Six (two cases), Region Seven (one case), Region Eight (four cases), Region Nine (21 cases) and Region Ten (seven cases).

There are 31 patients in the COVID-19 ICU at the Infectious Diseases Hospital; 166 patients are in institutional isolation and 3,919 patients are in home isolation. To date, 26,270 people have recovered from the virus.

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