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36 unvaccinated Guyanese die from COVID-19 in one week


– 4 more deaths take death toll to 687

Kaieteur News – The Ministry of Health (MOH) yesterday recorded four more fatalities as result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total number of deaths from the pandemic to 687. The Ministry pointed out that the four deaths were that of women who were all unvaccinated. Their deaths are now added to a list of 36 other unvaccinated Guyanese who succumbed to the dreaded virus during last week alone.
The latest fatalities, according to the Health Ministry, are a 78-year-old and a 46-year-old from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), a 62-year-old from Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) and an 87-year-old from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica).
Additionally, a dashboard released by Ministry revealed that another 123 people have tested positive for the virus in the last 24-hour period, taking the overall number of infections since March 2020 to 28,099.
The new infections were recorded in Region One which has four cases, Region Two – 12 cases, Region Three – 13 cases, Region Four – 71 cases, Region Five – three cases, Region Six – two cases, Region Seven – two cases, Region Eight – 11 cases and Region 10 – five cases.

Further, the MOH noted that there are 26 patients receiving critical care in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit, 153 in institutional isolation, 3,011 in home isolation and 16 in institutional quarantine. A total of 24,222 people have recovered to date.

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Kaieteur News – Five more persons have died from COVID-19, taking Guyana’s death toll to 692 since March 2020. According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), this figure takes the death toll for this month, so far, to 67.

The latest fatalities according to the MoH are:  a 64-year-old woman and a 54-year-old man of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) – both died on September 13; a 72-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man of Region Three who died on September 1 and 3 respectively; and an 85-year-old woman of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), who died on September 6. According to the MoH, the patients were all receiving care at medical facilities. Of the five deaths, the Ministry of Health reported that only the man from Region Four was partially vaccinated. The others were unvaccinated, adding to the number of unvaccinated people succumbing to the dreaded virus.

Meanwhile, the MoH reported that another 135 people were infected with the novel coronavirus over a 24-hour period, taking the overall number of infected persons to 28,234 since March 2020.

These new infections were recorded in Region One, which had four cases; Region Two, which had two cases; Region Three, which had 15 cases; Region Four, which had 65 cases; Region Five, which had eight cases; Region Six, which had 12 cases; Region Seven, which had 14 cases; Region Eight, which has one case; Region Nine, which had four cases; and Region 10, which had 10 cases.

Additionally, there are now 31 patients receiving critical care in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU); 149 people are in institutional isolation,  2,841 people are in home isolation, and 20 are in institutional quarantine. A total of 24,521 people have recovered to date, after they tested positive for COVID-19.

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