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Guyana, Trinidad record more deaths from viral illness


Guyana, Trinidad record more deaths from viral illness

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Georgetown – Guyana recorded four deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the last weekend, pushing its total to 56 as other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries continue to records increases cases and deaths from the virus.

The Ministry of Health said that the latest fatality is an 83-year-old woman from Demerara/Mahaica  who died while receiving care at a medical facility.

The test sample was collected from the deceased at the time of admission and tested positive for COVID-19 subsequently,” the Ministry stated.

Guyana has so far recorded 1 763 cases of COVID-19 including 554 active cases in isolation: 46 in institutional isolation and 508 in home isolation.

In Trinidad and Tobago, two more people have died from the virus and 49 others have tested positive, the Health Ministry has said.

It said that the two deaths were an elderly male and an elderly female, both with co-morbidities and that the death toll now stands at 53.

It said that of the 49 additional cases, 26 were for the period September 3-11 and 23 for the period September 2 to 12. The total number of active cases now stands at 2 217.

The Bahamas is reporting 54 additional confirmed cases, bringing its total to 2 928.

New Providence has a total of 1 970 confirmed cases, followed by Grand Bahama with 595, Abaco with 100 and 54 in Bimini. (CMC)