COVID death toll climbs to 1251 with 2 more fatalities
– 111 new infections detected in 1 day
The Health Ministry has reported that two more persons have lost their lives after being infected with COVID-19 thus taking the country’s death toll to 1,251.
Both deaths were recorded on June 22, 2022. They are a 65-year-old male from Region Two and a 64-year-old from Region Three. Their vaccination statuses were unknown at the time of this report.
However, new statistics released by the ministry showed that 111 new cases were recorded within a 24-hour period from the 861 samples that were tested.
With the new infections, the confirmed cases now moved to 67,058 since the virus was first detected in March 2020. This number reflects a breakdown of 30,757 males and 36,301 females.
In addition, the released statistics also showed that there are three patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 28 in institutional isolation, 943 in home isolation, and two in institutional quarantine.
Active cases have reached over 950. Recoveries stand at 64,833.
A breakdown of new cases shows four in Region One (Barima-Waini); 14 in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam); eight in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara); 61 in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica); 25 in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and one in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).
No new infections were reported in the other regions.
To date, a total of 656,996 tests have been conducted across the 10 administrative regions.
Latest vaccination figures show that so far, more than 443,000 or 86.4 per cent of adults have taken a first dose, while over 342,000 or 66.8 per cent of persons 18 years and over are fully vaccinated.
For adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17, just over 25,500 or 35 per cent are fully vaccinated. Vaccination is also available for children within the ages of five and 11 years, hundreds of whom have already received a first dose. In addition, in excess of 67,500 persons have returned for their third-dose booster shots thus far.
According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) recent figures, about 537 million confirmed cases were reported globally along with 6.3 deaths.
In the Region of the Americas, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases are pegged at over 160 million with a death toll of 2.7 million.
The World Health Organisation estimates are that between 10 percent and 20 percent of COVID patients experience a variety of mid- and long-term effects, collectively known as post-COVID-19 condition or “long COVID.” This can be prevented with vaccination and timely booster shots.
It further related that although post-COVID-19 condition is more common in patients who developed the severe form of the disease, there are reports of individuals who had a moderate illness but experienced some after-effects, mainly respiratory, neurological, and psychological. Post COVID-19 functional impairment can limit a person’s ability to perform daily activities, including work or household chores. It can also impact professional performance and hinder social interaction.
If anyone is displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, or need 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.