167 COVID deaths in 30 days, 228 new cases recorded in 24hrs


September’s COVID-19 death toll has increased to 167 after six more people died between September 26 – 30, the Ministry of Health reported on Friday.

This takes the total number of deaths since March 2020 to 792; it also means that September has recorded the most deaths since the pandemic hit these shores.

Of the six deaths, four people were unvaccinated, one person was fully vaccinated and the vaccination status of the other persons is unknown.

Meanwhile, another 228 new COVID-19 infections were recorded over a 24-hour period from 1,722 tests, taking the total number of cases recorded since March 2020 to 32, 055.

These new cases were recorded in: Region One (one case), Region Two (21 cases), Region Three (60 cases), Region Four (97 cases), Region Five (three cases), Region Six (three cases), Region Seven (three cases), Region Eight (two cases), Region Nine (three cases) and Region 10 (35 cases).

There are also 30 patients receiving critical care in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), four are people in institutional quarantine, 142 people are in institutional isolation and 3,651 people are in home isolation.

A total of 27,440 people have recovered after they were infected with COVID-19.

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