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A seven-year-old FIFTY girl from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) has become the latest person to surrender to COVID-19-related illness, taking Guyana’s overall death toll to 250, the Ministry of Health has announced.
The woman reportedly died while being cared for at a medical facility on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, there are currently 1,004 active COVID-19 cases here, following the addition of 81 new cases on April 07, 2021, according to the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard.
Despite this, 119 people were reported to have recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 9,473.
The 81 newly confirmed cases, from a total of 600 tests, were recorded in Region Three (Essequibo-West Demerara Islands) seven; Four, 40; Pump (Mahaica-Berbice), one; Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), 20; and Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), 13. Of the lot, 50 are women.
The country has now recorded a total of 10,718 confirmed cases since the first COVID-19 outbreak was reported in March 2020. There are currently 1,004 active cases, nine of which are under investigation detention at the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the National Infectious Diseases Hospital in Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown.
There are currently 70 people other than organizations; 916 in home isolation, and nine in institutional quarantine. Many of the people infected with the virus are said to be disproportionate; that is, they do not exhibit any of the symptoms associated with the virus.
Updated COVID-19 Emergency Measures are in force from April 1, 2021, until April 31, 2021, and may be extended or amended by notice of the Health Minister, following an assessment of the general public health conditions of the pandemic.
Under current measures, however, everyone is required to wear face masks when leaving their homes. Adequate physical distance and cleanliness are also important. The current curfew time is 22:30h to 04:00h. People with COVID-19 symptoms are asked to call the COVID-19 helpline numbers: 231-1166; 226-7480; or 180/181 for assistance.