2 men new COVID-19 deaths, 89 new cases

Two more persons who tested positive for the novel coronavirus have succumbed after seeking treatment, moving the death toll to 957.
According to the Health Ministry, the deaths are both men who were unvaccinated against the virus. They are a 39-year-old from Region Three who died on November 13 and a 49-year-old from Region Six, who died on November 9.
In one day, a total of 89 new positives emerged, taking the confirmed cases in Guyana to 36,741.
There are 15 persons seeking treatment in the Intensive Care Unit, 55 in institutional isolation, 2232 in home isolation and 17 in institutional quarantine. In total, 33,482 persons recovered completely. During the pandemic, 371,431 individuals were tested.
From a breakdown, six positives were reported in Region One (Barima-Waini), 14 from Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), five in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), 35 in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), three in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), 19 in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), four in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), one in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and two in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).
There were no new increases in in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).
Health Minister, Dr Frank Anthony assured in his latest COVID-19 briefing that the vaccines currently available to the population are all safe for pregnant or lactating women. While the Pfizer is also available, it is ultimately up to their preference.
“All the vaccines that we have available can be given to pregnant and lactating women. Earlier, we have had a number of persons who can get the Pfizer vaccine and that is why initially when we opened up the Pfizer, the next group we offered it to was pregnant women. If they have a choice or a preference of getting another vaccine, they can ask when they go the vaccination site,” said the Minister.
The recently updated statistics show an overall adult vaccination coverage at 390,110 or 76 per cent. There has been a 258,864 reach or 50.5 per cent for second doses. For children, 26.5 per cent are completely vaccinated, measuring 19,314 persons.
If anyone is displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 or needs any additional information, they are asked to contact the COVID-19 Hotline 231-1166, 226-7480 or 624-6674 immediately or visit www.health.gov.gy
All Guyanese are reminded to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 emergency measures which emphasises the need for correct and consistent use of a face mask when leaving your home; the importance of maintaining the six feet physical distance from others; and the need for good hand hygiene. (G12)