EIGHT more persons have died after contracting COVID-19, taking Guyana’s overall death toll to 1,130 the Ministry of Health has reported.
The ministry said that the latest fatalities are three persons from Region Three – a 51-year-old fully vaccinated man who died on January 21; a 60-year-old fully vaccinated man who died on January 21; and a 67-year-old man unvaccinated man who died on January 22.
Four additional fatalities from Region Four were recorded – a 79-year-old man whose vaccination status is unknown and who died on January 21; a 65-year-old fully vaccinated man who died on January 21; a 48-year-old partially vaccinated man who died on January 22; and an unvaccinated 74-year-old man who died on January 20.
The remaining fatality is a 28-year-old woman from Region One who died on January 22.
Meanwhile, there are currently 13,263 active COVID-19 cases in Guyana, following the addition of 957 new cases on January 22, 2021.
The 957 newly confirmed cases were recorded in all 10 administrative regions.
Region Four accounted for 535 of the new cases; Region One recorded 44 new cases; Region Two recorded 31 new cases; Region Three recorded 123 new cases; Region Five recorded 44 new cases; Region Six recorded 67 new cases; Region Seven recorded 18 new cases; Region Eight recorded 60 new cases: Regions Nine and Ten recorded 20 and 15 cases, respectively.
The country has now recorded a total of 56,585 confirmed cases since the first COVID-19 case was reported in March 2020.
Of the active cases, 16 persons are in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the National Infectious Diseases Hospital, Liliendaal; 177 are in institutional isolation; 13,050 are in home isolation, and 20 are in institutional quarantine.
The updated COVID–19 Emergency Measures are in force until January 31, 2021. They may be extended or amended by notice of the Minister of Health, after an assessment of the prevailing public health conditions of the pandemic.
As per the current measures, all persons are required to wear face masks when leaving their homes; and physical distancing and adequate sanitisation are recommended. The current curfew is 12:00 hours to 4:00 hours.
Persons with symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to call the COVID-19 hotline numbers: 231-1166; 226-7480; or 180/181 for assistance.