The Ministry of Health has reported that nine more persons who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have died in the past 24 hours.
This takes the total number of deaths from the pandemic in Guyana to 683.
The patients were admitted with COVID-19 like symptoms but died while receiving care at our 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|
|Female||42||East Berbice-Corentyne||September 12|
|Male||85||East Berbice-Corentyne||September 12|
|Male||67||Upper Demerara – Berbice||September 11|
Earlier today, the Guyana Police Force reported that a 16-year-old accident victim, who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, died at the COVID hospital, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown. That death, however, is not reflected in today’s update.
Meanwhile, another 194 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
With this, the total number of confirmed cases in the country has gone up to 27,976. However, only 3,137 are currently active cases.
This includes 29 patients in the COVID-19 ICU and the remaining 3,108 persons in either home or institutional isolation.
Another 15 persons are also in institutional quarantine.
To date, some 24,156 persons have recovered from the life-threatening virus.