As deaths continue to fall from the COVID-19 pandemic in Guyana, three women were announced as the latest fatalities on Wednesday.
Taking the death toll up to 533, these deaths contributed to 54 for just July. They included a 64-year-old and a 68-year-old woman from Region Four- both of whom died on July 27; and a 67-year-old from Region Nine, who died on July 26.
An updated dashboard by the Health Ministry shows an increase of 81 detected positives within one day, moving the confirmed cases since the pandemic started to 22,315.
Active cases are pegged at 932: 11 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 64 in institutional isolation, 857 in home isolation and two in institutional quarantine. Some 221,861 individuals were tested – of which 10,893 males and 11,422 females were positive.
New cases were spread across seven regions, with one in Region One (Barima-Waini), 13 in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), 41 in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), one in Region Five (Demerara-Mahaica), one in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), and 20 in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).
There were no new positives in Regions Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).
Health Minister, Dr Frank Anthony told media operatives on the sidelines of an event on Wednesday that there are no children in the designated ICU facilities. There are 10 persons seeking intensive care. Among the 60 persons hospitalized, 40 are being housed at the Infectious Diseases Hospital, East Coast Demerara.
If anyone is displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, or need any additional information, 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)