Three more deaths were added to the COVID-19 toll last night, September 30, bringing the grim count to 84, and making that month the deadliest, to date.
The Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre confirmed that a 51-year-old male, who had been admitted since September 6 in severe respirator distress, had died on September 29 at 10 p.m.
Two females, aged 86 and 75, had been hospitalized in respiratory distress since September 17 and 18, and succumbed on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, respectively.
On September 1, COVID-19 cases were 1,750, and deaths stood at 44, according to the Ministry of Health’s dashboard.
However, as the month closed yesterday, total infections had risen to 3,231 – meaning that 1,481 cases have been confirmed, so far, in September alone.
This is more than nine times the number of cases logged in all of 2020.
Meanwhile, September’s confirmed deaths number 40, bringing total virus fatalities to 84.
The most recent dashboard – published September 30 – reported 43 positive cases for Tuesday, September 28. These took active infections to 946.
There have been 72 recovered cases, increasing that figure to 2,206.
In the meantime, pursuing the Government’s goal of community immunity – which targets 80,000 persons – 42,427 individuals have been fully vaccinated and 9,444 have received their first dose.
Therefore, the authorities say that at least 30,000 adults and children between 12 and 17 years old still require vaccination.
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