Guyana on Friday recorded another COVID-19 death, taking the total number of deaths since March 2020 to 176.
The latest fatality is a 53-year-old female from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) who died while receiving care at a medical facility.
This is the 12th person to have died for the month of January. Meanwhile, 53 more persons have tested positive, bringing the country’s total confirmed cases to 7,581.
The new cases were recorded from a total of 262 tests. Region Four recorded 36 of the newly confirmed cases; Region Two recorded two new cases; Region Three recorded four new cases while Regions Five and Six recorded one new case each. Region Seven recorded six new cases and region Ten recorded three new cases.
The total number of persons who have recovered since March is now 6,570.
Currently, there are 50 persons in institutional isolation; 774 are in home isolation and 19 are in institutional quarantine. Many of the persons infected with the virus are said to be asymptomatic, that is, they are not exhibiting symptoms.
Additionally, five persons are being kept at the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the National Infectious Diseases Hospital at Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown.