Two more die from COVID-19; 158 new cases
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TWO more COVID-19 deaths announced by the Ministry of Health on Saturday, have pushed the death toll for June to seven, and the overall toll since the discovery of the viral disease in Guyana to 405.

According to the ministry, the latest fatalities are 76-year-old female and a 41-year-old-male, both from Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), who succumbed on Thursday while receiving medical care at a Ministry of Health facility.

The ministry has also recorded 158 new cases of COVID-19, with 1,278 tests carried out for June 5.

Of those, Region One (Barima-Waini) confirmed six; Region Two, two; Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), 18; Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), 65; Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), three; Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), 16; Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), one; Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), four; Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), seven, and Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), 36.

The newly infected persons are 77 males and 81 females.
Presently, 18 persons occupy the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), while 106 are institutionally isolated, 1,738 are isolated at home, and four are institutionally quarantined.

Of Guyana’s 17,617 confirmed cases since the discovery of COVID-19, 1,866 are currently active, while 188 of the 15,350 overall recoveries were recorded within the past 24 hours.

All Guyanese are urged to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 emergency measures, which emphasise the need for correct and consistent use of a face mask when leaving home, the importance of maintaining the six feet physical distance from others, and the need for good hand hygiene to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health has also urged persons 18 years and older to take the COVID-19 vaccine, to immunise themselves against the deadly virus.
If anyone you know is displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, or needs any additional information, kindly contact the COVID-19 Hotline 231-1166, 226-7480 or 624-6674 immediately or visit the Ministry of Health at www.health.gov.gy.

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