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COVID-19 deaths in July have moved to 46 with 16 females and 30 males now dead after contracting the virus. The majority of the persons, a total of 18, came from Region Four while Regions Three and Five recorded the second-highest number of deaths at 8 each.
Meanwhile, there were 6 deaths in Region Nine, 5 in Region Ten and 1 in Region One.
For the year thus far, the number of COVID-19 related deaths per month are as follows: January – 13; February – 20; March – 36; April – 66; May – 98; June 79 and 46 thus far for July.
For the month, the youngest and oldest persons to die were a 16-year-old who had a form of cancer and a 102-year-old female from Region Five. Meanwhile, the most prevalent age range were those in their 60s and 70s at 12 each, followed by those in their 80s at 8, and those in their 50s, 40s and 30s.
The most deaths occurred on July 12 with five deaths recorded, followed by July 8 and 11 with four deaths recorded each.
As of July 24, 2021, Guyana recorded 240 new cases. There were 978 persons in home isolation, 75 in institutional isolation, 2 in institutional quarantine, 11 in the COVID-19 ICU and 523 dead.
Still ongoing is the Ministry of Health’s vaccination campaign which commenced on February 11, 2021. Thus far over 245,000 have received their first dose and over 129,000, their second.
The total number of deaths altogether stands at 523 as of July 24, 2021. While 164 died in 2020, 359 died in 2021 — more than double the number of deaths for the previous year.