THE Ministry of Health, on Wednesday, reported that as of Tuesday, June 8, two more person who tested positive for COVID-19 have succumbed to the deadly virus. The total number of deaths, which is now 419, is reflected in the Ministry’s daily COVID-19 dashboard for June 10.
The latest fatalities are two men, aged 58 and 42, both from Region Four, who died while receiving care at a Ministry of Health facility. Their deaths push the COVID-19 toll for June, 2021, to 21.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health has recorded 149 new cases of COVID-19, with 1,135 tests conducted for Wednesday, June 10.
Of those cases, Region One, recorded one; Region Three, 26; Region Four, 44; Region Five, eight; Region Six, 26; Region Seven, one; Region Nine, 37, and Region 10, six.
The newly-infected persons were 67 males and 82 females. Currently, there are 20 persons within the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 101 in institutional isolation, 1,506 isolated at home, and one in institutional quarantine. Guyana has confirmed a total of 18,088 cases of COVID-19 since the discovery of the deadly virus in the country. Of that number, 1,628 are currently active; and of the 16,042 recoveries, 205 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 reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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.