Caricom Countries Continue To Register Deaths From COVID

(CMC)— Three Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries registered deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic over the past 24 hours, while Barbados reported one new case of the virus among its population.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) said seven more people who tested positive for the novel coronavirus died, taking the total number of deaths in Guyana from the pandemic to 437 since March last year when the first case was diagnosed.

It said that the patients were admitted with COVID-19 like symptoms but died while receiving care at medical institutions. The seven people who died ranged in ages from 51 to 84 years old and included five men.

Guyana also recorded 84 new cases of COVID-19 taking the total positive cases recorded to date to 18,530. There are now 22 people in ICU, 112 in institutional isolation, 1378 in home isolation, and two in institutional quarantine. The number of recoveries stands at 16,401.

Trinidad and Tobago health authorities reported nine deaths and 327 new positive cases over the period June 10-14 pushing the death toll to 686 and 29,309 positive cases. The authorities said that there are 8,965 active cases and 459 patients in hospitals across the country.

There are also 242 people in state sanctioned quarantine facilities and 8, 041 in home isolation.

According to the health ministry, there were four men and five females including one without co-morbidities who died as a result of contracting the virus.

The ministry said 19,667 people have recovered from the virus.

In Barbados, one male was diagnosed as COVID-19 positive from among the 456 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on Monday. There are 17 people in isolation.

Since March 2020, there have been 4,038 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (1,952 females and 2,086 males), and 47 people have died from the virus.

A total of 177,318 tests have been carried out by the public health laboratory.