THE Ministry of Health has reported that four more persons have died after contracting the dreaded COVID-19, taking the country’s death toll to 687.
The latest fatalities, according to the ministry, are two women, aged 78 and 46 years from Region Three; a 62-year-old woman from Region Five and an 87-year-old female from Region Four.
The patients, who were all unvaccinated, succumbed while receiving care at a medical facility.
Meanwhile, 123 new cases were recorded from 1,003 tests, taking the country’s overall number of confirmed cases to 28,099. Additionally, 66 new recoveries were recorded within the past 24 hours.
New cases were recorded in regions One (four), Two (12), Three (13), Four (71), Five (three), Six (two), Seven (two), Eight (11) and ten (five).
At the end of Monday, there were 26 persons in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 153 in institutional isolation, 3,011 in home isolation and 16 persons in quarantine.
All Guyanese are reminded to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 Emergency Measures (NO.21), which are in effect until September 30, 2021.
This order emphasises the need for correct and consistent use of a face mask when leaving your home, the importance of maintaining six feet of physical distance from others, and the need for good hand-hygiene to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
If you or anyone you know is displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 or need any additional information, kindly contact the COVID-19 hotline at 231-1166, 226-7480 or 624-6674, or visit the ministry’s website at www.health.gov.gy.