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…236 new cases; 20 persons in ICU
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced the deaths of six more people to the dreaded Covid-19 virus.
This take the total number of deaths here to 374.
The ministry also announced that 236 new persons have tested positive with the virus and 20 others are in the Intensive Care Unit.
Guyana has been struggling to contain the virus and despite calls for tougher measures and enforcement the Irfaan Ali administration has largely ignored these. Already for this month Guyana has recorded 75 deaths to Covid and hundreds of new infections.
The patients were admitted with COVID-19 like symptoms but died while receiving care at medical institutions. Samples were taken at the time of admission which subsequently returned positive tests.
“The MOH expresses sincerest condolences to the families of the deceased and will make every effort to provide all the necessary support during this difficult time to render any assistance needed.
The Ministry is also appealing to the general public to respect the confidentiality of the deceased and their families and to allow them to mourn their tragic loss in peace.”