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CARICOM countries continue to register deaths from COVID

Three Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries registered deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic over the past 48 hours, while Barbados reported one new case of the virus among its population.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) in Guyana 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.

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