With five more COVID deaths, Guyana surpasses 1,100 fatalities

- January’s infections more than double previous highest total

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Guyana has recorded a total of 1,101 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic in March, 2020 and five of those deaths were reported on Tuesday by the Ministry of Health.

The latest deaths, as reported by the Health Ministry are as follows:

  1. A 42-year-old unvaccinated man from Region Four (Demerara- Mahaica) who died on January 17
  2. A 23-year-old man from  Region Four (Demerara- Mahaica) who died on January 17; his vaccination status is unknown
  3. A 53-year-old fully vaccinated man from  Region Four (Demerara- Mahaica) who died on January 18
  4. A 44-year-old woman from Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) who died on January 17; her vaccination status is unknown
  5. A 78-year-old man from Region One (Barima- Waini) who died on January 17; his vaccination status is unknown.

With these additional deaths, a total of 46 have died during this month so far.

Meanwhile, another 1,083 people have been infected with the novel coronavirus over a 24-hour period. With these additional cases, the number of confirmed infections in Guyana since March 11, 2020 has increased to 53,178.

Importantly, 13,596 of these cases were recorded this month alone. This is more than twice the amount of infections recorded in September, which was the previous highest total. September had a total of 6,279 infections.

January’s total is illustrated below:

These new infections were recorded from: Region One (22 cases); Region Two (64 cases); Region Three (166 cases); Region Four (613 cases); Region Five (65 cases); Region Six (110 cases); Region Seven (eight cases); Region Eight (one case); Region Nine (five cases) and Region 10 (33 cases).

There are also 18 patients receiving critical care in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 181 people are in institutional isolation, 11 people are in institutional quarantine and 11,887 people are in home isolation.

Importantly, a total of 39,991 people have recovered after they were infected with the disease.

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