Guyana has recorded one new COVID-19 case; taking the total number to confirmed cases to 94. This is according to the Ministry of Public Health’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Shamdeo Persaud.
The CMO reported that 49 tests were done in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of persons tested to 785.
COVID-19 deaths remain at 10. Of all positive cases, children account for 5.4%, adults 82 % and the elderly 12.6%, the CMO said.
He congratulated the 35 persons who have so far recovered.
Some 692 persons have been tested negative and there are three cases in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), three in institutional quarantine and 49 in isolation.
To date, the COVID-19 ICU has had 26 patients with 7 deaths being registered. Thirteen persons have been transferred and three persons have recovered from that unit.
Region 4 has the highest number of confirmed cases.
The CMO indicate the areas on the East Coast and East Bank of Demerara where cases have been identified.
On the East Coast, positive cases were reported in:
• Atlantic Gardens
• Golden Grove
• Good Hope
On the East Bank:
• Land of Canaan
Globally, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s report dated 7th May, 2020 there are 3,672, 238 confirmed cases with 254, 045 deaths.