There are now 113 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Guyana, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO) Dr Karen Gordon-Boyle had reported.
In an update to the nation a few minutes ago, the CCMO said that in the last 24 hours, an additional 56 tests were done, bringing the total number of persons tested to nine hundred and eight six (986) with eight hundred and seventy- three (873) persons testing negative. Total number of confirmed cases is now 113. Our COVID-19 deaths remain at 10.
Thirty-nine (39) persons have since recovered. There are six (6) persons in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with one intubated, and sixty-seven (67) in institutional isolation.
The DCMO said that Guyanese should seriously think about reducing the transmission of the disease and the spread of the virus
“We ask you not only to abide by the rules, but those of you who have been in contact with positive cases, we ask you to come forward and provide information about your contacts as well so that you and your loved one can avoid the risk of contracting this disease and possibly losing your life,” she said.
Globally, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s report dated 11th May, 2020 there are: – 4,006, 257 confirmed cases with 278, 892 deaths.
In the Region of the Americas where Guyana, Brazil and the USA are located, during the last 24 hours, the number of confirmed cases has increased to 1,702,451 with the number of deaths increasing to 101,874.
The DCMO warns that a “disaster” is at our very back door unless Guyanese exercise caution and adhere to the measures in place.
The WHO model had predicted that Guyana could record as much as 1,400 cases, but that number had previously been projected upward with an estimation of somewhere in the vicinity of 20,000.
The DCMO warns that this may become a reality, unless Guyanese abide by the measures in place.