5 more men die from Covid-19; death toll jumps to 875

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that as of October 18, 2021, five more persons who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have died. This takes the total number of deaths from the pandemic to 875.

The patients were admitted with COVID-19 like symptoms but died while receiving care at  medical institutions. Samples were taken at the time of admission which subsequently returned positive tests.

The details on the latest fatalities are below:

 

SEX                 AGE REGION DATE OF DEATH VACCINATION STATUS
Male 64 Essequibo Islands-West Demerara October 17 Unvaccinated
Male 69 Essequibo Islands-West Demerara October 17 Unvaccinated
Male 68 Demerara-Mahaica October 17 Partially Vaccinated
Male 79 Demerara-Mahaica October 18 Unvaccinated
Male 34 Essequibo Islands-West Demerara October 07 Unknown

 

There are 59 new cases, which takes the total positives recorded to date to 34,514. With over 3700 active cases, 24 are in the ICU, 127 in institutional isolation while the rest are isolating at home.

Recoveries stand at 29,766.