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58 Covid-19 Deaths in Suriname

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SURINAME has recorded its 58th Covid-19 death.

Reports indicated that the toll was rising, with this being the 28th fatality in a two-week period, from August 10.

Suriname had 876 active cases out of a total of 3,607 positive tests, 145 patients were in hospital including 20 in intensive care units (ICUs).

Measures were put in place to stop the spread of Covid-19 but over the weekend, 55 persons were arrested for breaking the curfew.

As a result, a total lockdown would again be effective from August 28 to 30.

Meanwhile in Guyana, 30 new cases brought the total number of positive Covid-19 cases to 955, with 31 deaths recorded.

Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony said he expected more cases to be confirmed in the coming days.

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