Two more die of COVID, 99 new cases confirmed – -clusters seen in Diamond, Kitty result in stepped up monitoring

-clusters seen in Diamond, Kitty result in stepped up monitoring


The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Saturday reported the deaths of two more men due to COVID-19, taking the country’s death toll from the virus to 214, even as the number of infections continue to rise.

The latest fatalities were only identified as a 70-year-old man from Region Seven (Cuyuni- Mazaruni) and a 50-year-old man from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). The ministry said they both died while receiving care at a public medical facility.

With the latest fatalities, there have been a total of seven COVID-19 deaths reported by the ministry over the last week, with five of them being seniors. Last Monday, the ministry confirmed the death of an 89-year-old woman from Region Three; on Tuesday, it confirmed the death of a 66-year-old woman from Region Four; on Wednesday it confirmed the death of a 42-year-old man from Region Three; and on Thursday it confirmed the deaths of two 66-year-old men from Region Four.