The total number of COVID-19 deaths in Guyana is now 246 following the deaths of two 59- and 44-year-old men and a woman, 73. The victims, from Regions Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Three (Western Essequibo-Demerara Islands), and Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), respectively, succumbed to receiving medical treatment at a facility in the Ministry of Health.
There are now 13 COVID-19 deaths documented in the first six days of April, 2021.
The Ministry of Health has recorded 26 new COVID-19 cases out of 296 tests conducted for Sunday, April 4. This was shown in the ministry’s daily COVID-19 dashboard for April 5.
Of these, Region Three recorded four; Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), seven each; Region Six, one; Region Seven, two, and Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice), five.
The newly infected were six persons and 20 females. No other regions have confirmed new cases in the last 24 hours.
There are currently 14 people in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 72 in institutional isolation, 985 at home, and 12 in institutional quarantine.
Guyana has confirmed a total of 10,606 cases of COVID-19 since its arrival in Guyana. Of that number, 1,083 are currently operational. And, of the 9,289 recoveries, 39 have been recorded within the last 24 hours.
All Guyanese are encouraged to observe COVID-19 emergency measures protocols, which emphasize the need for accurate and consistent use of a face mask when leaving home, the importance of maintaining the physical distance six feet from others, and the need for hygiene good hands to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
If anyone you know is exhibiting any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, or needs any additional information, please contact COVID-19 Hotline 231-1166, 226-7480 or 624-6674 immediately or visit the Ministry of Health at www. health.gov.gy.