64 COVID deaths in 26 days

-100 new cases in 24hrs

THREE more COVID-19 deaths announced by the Ministry of Health on Saturday have pushed the death toll for the month of June to 64 thus far, and the overall toll since the discovery of the viral disease in Guyana, to 462.

According to the ministry, the latest fatalities are three males: a 53-year-old from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) who died on June 14, and a 57 and 79-year-old from Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), who died on June 14 and 22, respectively.

These men all succumbed to the disease while receiving medical care at Ministry of Health facilities. In the meantime, the health ministry has also detected 100 new cases of COVID-19, with 1,428 tests carried out for June 25, 2021.

Of the new cases Region One (Barima-Waini) confirmed four; Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), six; Region Three, 12; Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), 36; Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), two; Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), six; Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), 19; Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), eight, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice), seven.

The newly infected persons were 44 males and 56 females. Presently, 19 persons occupy the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), while 93 are institutionally isolated, 1,553 are isolated at home, and four are in institutional quarantine.

Of Guyana’s 19,774 confirmed cases, 1,669 are currently active, while 21 of the 17,647 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-foot physical distance from others, and the need for good hand hygiene to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

The Minister of Health has also urged persons 18 years and older to take the COVID-19 vaccine, to immunize 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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