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Four Caribbean countries record COVID-19 deaths


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Four Caribbean countries record COVID-19 deaths

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PORT OF SPAIN – Suriname, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago continued to register deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic over the last 24 hours.

In Georgetown, the Health Ministry reported that two more people have succumbed to the viral illness, taking the death toll to 376.

The latest fatalities are a 62-year-old female from Region 4 (Demerara-Mahaica) and 52-year-old male from Region 6 (East Berbice- Corentyne).

The 62-year-old female died while receiving care at a medical facility, while the Region 6 resident died at home.

In addition, new statistics provided by the ministry showed that 98 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours.

The country has recorded 16,654 positive cases, with 109 currently in hospitals and 1,922 now in home isolation.

In Paramaribo, the daily trend of at least one corona death since May 13 continued with the health authorities reporting in the past 24 hours, another seven people have died from COVID-19. The death toll for Suriname has risen to 275, including 71 this month alone.

The number of infections in the past day was 292. The authorities said that 678 civilians were tested and that the total number of positive cases since March last year, now stands at 14,012.

In contrast, 11,222 people have recovered, including 81 in the past 24 hours. The number of infected people in isolation has remained stationary at 1,026 with 232 people receiving hospital care and 35 in intensive care units.

In Port of Spain, the COVID-19 death toll rose to 440, after an additional 15 people succumbed to the virus.

The Ministry of Health said there are 526 new cases detected in samples taken between May 20 to 26.

The ministry in its latest bulletin said there were 8,922 active cases and there had been 21,987 cases, of which 12,625 had recovered, since March last year.

There are 446 people in hospital, 185 people in step-down hospitals, 127 people in state quarantine facilities and 7,765 people in home self-isolation.

A total of 176,676 people have been tested to date, of whom 80,562 were tested at private facilities.

In Kingston, 79 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded and one virus fatality over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 48,180 and the death toll to 935.

Figures released by the Ministry of Health and Wellness said the latest death is a 58-year-old male from St. Mary.

The new virus cases consist of 41 females and 38 males with ages ranging from one year to 95 years.

The ministry also reported 155 recoveries pushing the total virus recoveries to 24,528. There are 22,348 active cases of the virus on the island.

(CMC)