Jun 2, 2020, 11:53 AM
The ministry added that one of the new death cases was a known covid-19 patient isolated at the Sanatorium, the remaining 2 had their covid-19 statuses confirmed posthumously.
“The median age, at death, of the 3 deceased cases (2 males and 1 female) is 73 years (range: 72 to 83 years). One hundred and one (101) new cases registered, taking the total number of covid-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 2,686,” the ministry says.
According to the health officials, this represents a 27% test positivity rate (101 out of 379 total tests performed), noting that the median age of the new cases is 36 years (range: 1 to 100 years).
“Three hundred and seventy-nine (379) new laboratory test results received from MRCG and NPHL. Of these, 6 new tests returned indeterminant. At least 111 new recoveries registered, bringing the cumulative number of recoveries, to date to 601 (22.4% recovery rate).”
The health officials further said that whereas 11 people were newly taken into quarantine, 15 new discharges were made.
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