2 more unvaccinated persons among 3 who succumbed to COVID
…906 active cases being monitored
The Health Ministry has reported that three more persons who tested positive for COVID-19 have succumbed, thus taking Guyana’s death toll to 1023.
Th fatalities include a 54-year-old man from Region 10 and a 79-year-old female from Region Five who died on December 12. A 75-year-old female from Region Six later succumbed on December 13.
Two of these persons were unvaccinated while the third was partially vaccinated.
However, new statistics provided by the Ministry showed that new infections have been on the decline for the past few weeks with only 14 new cases detected within one day. With the 14 new cases, the confirmed positive cases in the country stand at 38,568.
Statistics further showed that there are 12 patients in the designated Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 802 in home isolation, 40 in institutional isolation and four in institutional quarantine. The data shows that 36,691 patients have recovered from the life-threatening virus while 405,104 tests were conducted.
An analysis of new infections showed eight for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), five in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), and one in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).
No increases were reported in the other regions.
In addition, the Health Ministry is currently monitoring over 900 active cases of the novel coronavirus, spanning across the 10 administrative regions. However, some are reporting spikes or higher active infections than others.
Health Minister, Dr Frank Anthony outlined during the COVID update on Monday that Regions Three, Four and Six are leading for active positives. This, he said, calls for attention to contain the situation.
“We continue to monitor cases across the country. We’ve had, as of now, 906 active cases and we’ve seen most of these cases in Region Four, where we have 406 cases. In Region Six, the cases are going up. We now have 231 cases in Region Six and we also have 129 cases in Region Three. These are regions that we have to pay keen attention to,” said the Minister.
Some 406,072 adults or 79.2 per cent have received a first vaccine dose while second doses are pegged at 286,437 or 55.8 per cent. For the 12 to 17 age cohort 27,743 or 40.8 per cent have been immunised with a first dose. Of this number, 20,964 or 28.7 per cent are fully immunised.
Meanwhile, 5756 booster doses have been administered. Region Four has seen the highest uptake.
All Guyanese are reminded to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 Emergency Measures (No 24), which are in effect until December 31, 2021. This order emphasises the need for everyone, 12 years and older, to get vaccinated against COVID-19; 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 to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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.