9-year-old boy among 3 new COVID-19 deaths

…815 cases in 24h

The number of COVID-19 deaths in Guyana has climbed to 1111 as the Health Ministry, on Thursday, reported three more deaths and 815 new cases.
The latest fatalities are a nine-year-old boy from Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne); a 60-year-old man from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) whose vaccination status is unknown and a 75-year-old unvaccinated woman from Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).
The lad and elderly man both died on January 18, while the woman succumbed the previous day. The Ministry also reported that 815 new COVID-19 infections were detected from 2541 tests. The total number of confirmed cases is 54,736.
Of the new cases recorded on Thursday, 13 was detected in Region One (Barima-Waini); 67 in Region Two (Pomeroon Supenaam); 186 in Region Three; 403 cases in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica); 15 in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice); 41 in Region Six; two each in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni); 45 cases in Region Nine and 41 cases in Region 10.
There are 16 persons in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 38 persons in institutional quarantine, 178 persons in institutional isolation, and 11,770 persons in home isolation. To date, some 41,661 persons have recovered from the deadly virus.
Guyana has conducted 483,784 COVID-19 tests thus far.
Meanwhile, on Thursday the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported 336,790,193 confirmed cases globally along with 5,560,718 deaths. The WHO also reported that in the Region of the Americas, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has increased to 123,529,554 while the death toll stands at 2,456,283.
All Guyanese are reminded to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 Emergency Measures which are in effect until January 31, 2022.
This order, among other things, emphasises the need for correct and consistent use of a face mask when leaving your home, maintaining six feet physical distance from others, and the need for good hand hygiene to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Anyone displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 or who needs any additional information, kindly contact the COVID-19 Hotline 231-1166, 226-7480 or 624-6674 immediately or visit www.health.gov.gy. (G1)