Unvaccinated 20-year-old among latest COVID-19 fatalities
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–Region Four accounts for 203 of 298 new cases recorded in 24 hours

THE Ministry of Health has said that nine more persons have passed away after contracting the dreaded novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the country’s death toll to 701.

According to the ministry, the latest fatalities are eight persons from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica): six males, ages 20, 76, 44, 52, 73 and 76 years, and two females, aged 64 and 84 years. The other person who died after contracting COVID-19 is a 66-year-old male from Region Three (Essequibo-Island-West-Demerara).

Six of the patients, including the 20-year-old male, were unvaccinated, two were partially vaccinated and one was fully vaccinated. They all succumbed while receiving care at a local medical facility.

Additionally, the Ministry of Health reported that 298 new cases were recorded from 2,508 tests conducted between September 14 and September 15. Those new cases took the overall number of confirmed cases to 28,532.

New cases were recorded in Regions One (three), Two (seven), Three (57), Four (203), Five (12), Six (five), Seven (seven), Nine (three) and 10 (one).

Up to Wednesday, there were 31 persons in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 142 in institutional isolation and 3,000 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

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