GUYANA has recorded three more COVID-19 related deaths within a 24- hour period, taking the country’s death toll to 175.
This was disclosed by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday.
The latest fatalities are three men – a 74-year-old from Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice); a 58–year- old from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and a 65-year-old from Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice). They all died while receiving medical attention.
Even as the fight against COVID-19 continues, an additional 34 persons have tested positive. This brings the country’s total, confirmed cases to 7,380, since recording the first case in March 2020, according to the ministry’s COVID-19 dashboard for January 27.
It was reported that the new cases were recorded from a total of 262 tests. Women accounted for 21 of the newly confirmed cases.
The new cases were recorded in Regions One (Barima-Waini), Three (West Demerara-Essequibo Islands), Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), and 10 (Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice). Twenty-one of those who tested positive are from Region Four.
According to the dashboard, 33 more persons have recovered, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 6,488.
The country presently has 729 active cases.
Currently, there are 49 persons in institutional isolation; 663 are in home isolation, and 11 are in institutional quarantine.
Many of the persons infected with the virus are said to be asymptomatic, that is, they are not exhibiting symptoms.
Additionally, six persons are being kept at the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the National Infectious Diseases Hospital, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown.
The updated COVID–19 Emergency Measures are in force from January 1, 2021 until January 31, 2021. As per the current measures, however, all persons are required to wear face masks when leaving their homes. Physical distancing and adequate sanitisation are also important. The current curfew time is 22:30hrs to 04:00hrs.
Persons with symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to call the COVID-19 hotline numbers: 231-1166; 226-7480; or 180/181 for assistance.