Guyana’s continental neighbour, Brazil, has recorded some 107, 780 COVID-19 cases with 7,321 deaths. For Guyana, this simply means that persons living in bordering regions with Brazil are at additional risk of contracting the Coronavirus Disease, says Guyana’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Shamdeo Persaud.

He said that according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), report dated 6th May 2020, there are 3,588, 773 confirmed cases with 247, 503 deaths. In the Region of the Americas there are: 1,507, 148 confirmed cases with 81, 070 deaths, an increase of 1,480 deaths in the last 24 hours.

The Region of the Americas include the United States, and Brazil among others. The US and Brazil occupy the first and second positions respectively with the highest numbers of positive cases.

Dr Persaud is calling on all residents, especially of Region 9 to be extremely vigilant and comply with all control measures.

The CMO is also appealing to citizens to come forward if they have been in contact with a positive case or experience any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19.

“We are pleading with you to access our mobile units positioned at various points in the city as well as the COVID-19 sites on the East Coast and the East Bank Demerara. Please call the Hotline for information on the location of the mobile units,” he said.

Guyana currently has confirmed 93 cases inclusive of 10 deaths and 34 recoveries.


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