Guyana records 6 more COVID-19 deaths, 65 new cases

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Six more persons who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have died, taking the death toll to 541. 

The latest fatalities are a 95-year-old woman from Region Four who died on July 29, a 56-year-old man from Region Four, who died on July 29, a 56-year-old woman from Region Four who died on July 29, a 33-year-old woman from Region Four, who died on July 29,  a 61-year-old man also from Region Four who died on July 30 and a 48-year-old woman of Region 10 who died on July 10.

The Ministry noted that the latest fatalities were all admitted at medical institutions with COVID-19 symptoms but died while receiving care. Samples taken from the patients returned positive.

Meanwhile, 65 new infections were recorded from a total of 1,165 tests, taking the overall number of confirmed cases to 22,523.

The new cases were recorded in Region One (three cases), Region Two (one case), Region Three (11 cases), Region Four (34 cases), Region Five (two cases), Region Six (three cases), Region Nine (seven cases) and Region 10 (four cases).

There are also 14 patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 86 persons in institutional isolation, 699 in-home isolation, and three patients in institutional quarantine.

To date, 21,183 people, who were previously infected with the deadly virus have recovered. The death toll for July is now 65.

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