–123 new cases recorded in 24 hours
THE Ministry of Health has reported that five more persons have died after contracting the deadly COVID-19, taking the country’s death toll to 692.
The latest fatalities, as announced by the ministry, are a 64-year-old female and 54-year-old male, both from Region Four; a 72-year-old female and 34-year-old male, both from Region Three, and an 85-year-old female from Region Six.
Four of the patients were unvaccinated and the other was partially vaccinated. Health authorities say that they all died while receiving care at a local medical facility.
Meanwhile, 135 new cases were recorded from 1,158 tests, taking the country’s overall number of confirmed cases to 28,234. But even as new cases were recorded, the number of recoveries stand at 24,521, following the recent addition of 299 new recoveries.
New cases were recorded in regions One (four), Two (two), Three (15), Four (65), Five (eight), Six (12), Seven (14), Eight (one), Nine (four) and ten (10).
At the end of Tuesday, there were 31 persons in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), while 20 persons were in institutional isolation and 2,841 were in home isolation.
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 anyone is displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 or need any additional information, kindly contact the COVID-19 Hotlines 231-1166, 226-7480 or 624-6674 or visit the Ministry of Health online at www.health.gov.gy