There are now 78 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Guyana.
The latest figures provided by the Public Health Ministry indicated that the number of persons recovered thus far has moved from 15 to 18. Deaths from the COVID-19 virus remain at 8. Five hundred and nineteen (519) persons have been tested, of which four hundred and forty-one (441) are negative. There are three (3) persons in the COVID-19 ICU, eighteen (18) in institutional quarantine and fifty-two (52) in isolation.
The Global report for today is as follows;
According to WHO there are: –
2, 954,222 confirmed cases with 202, 597 deaths
In the Region of the Americas, the number of confirmed cases is 1,179, 607 with 60, 211 deaths.
Central Georgetown continues to be the epicenter with the positive cases identified coming from the following communities; in the north of Georgetown: Kitty, Sophia, Turkeyen, Liliendaal, Cummings Lodge, Alberttown and Cummingsburg.
In the south of Georgetown: Bourda, Lamaha Park, South Ruimveldt and Thirst Park.
Health Minister Volda Lawrence is appealing to the general public to adhere to the measures in place to curb the spread of the disease.
“Fellow Guyanese, you would note from the areas listed that the Corona Virus Disease is in several of the densely populated areas in our city. We need to stop and take stock of this situation; you must adhere to the guidelines provided or we will be in a situation that we cannot control,” she said.