62-year-old woman succumbs to COVID

Another death caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID) was reported on Tuesday, taking the country’s death toll to 1294.
Information released by the Health Ministry indicated that the latest fatality is a 62-year-old female from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), who died on January 22. Her vaccination status is unknown.
From 164 deaths in 2020, this number rose to 891 for the year 2021. This spike was linked to the Delta wave. In 2022, 232 fatalities were documented.
Meanwhile, 23 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the updated Tuesday dashboard.
There are now 72,878 confirmed cases in Guyana – 33,364 males and 39,514 females. Across the country, over 390 active cases are being monitored.
Data shows that one patient is seeking treatment in the Intensive Care Unit, five in institutional isolation and 390 in home isolation. Meanwhile, 71,188 recoveries were counted from the start of the pandemic to this week, with 716,570 tests processed.
In the Region of the Americas, that is, Latin America and the Caribbean, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has increased to 187 million while the death toll in the Region has gone up to 2.9 million.
Globally, there are 663 million confirmed positives with 6.7 million deaths.
Symptoms of the coronavirus include fever, cough, tiredness, diarrhoea, pains, sore throat and loss of taste or smell. The more serious symptoms are difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain and loss of speech or movement.
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 being encouraged to continue observing the public health measures set out by the Health Ministry.
This encourages the need for everyone five years and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19; the need for everyone to get a COVID-19 booster dose after completing the primary vaccination series; the need for correct and consistent use of a face mask when leaving your home; the importance of maintaining a safe distance of six feet from others and; good hand hygiene to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. (G12)