The number of confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases remains at 113, Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO), Dr Karen Gordon-Boyle, reported moments ago.
She noted that some 32 persons were tested within the last 24 hours. The number of COVID-19 deaths remains at 10, while recovered cases are now 42.
In total, some 1052 persons were tested, with 939 coming back as negative. There are five persons in institutional quarantine and sixty-one (61) in institutional isolation. Three persons are in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
According to World Health Organisation (WHO)’s report dated 13th May, 2020 there are 4, 170,424 confirmed cases globally with 287,399 deaths.In the Region of the Americas the number of cases is 1,781,564 with 106, 504 deaths.
The DCMO is imploring Guyanese to stay at home and/or maintain the physical distancing in public spaces.
The DCMO is pleading with Guyanese to:
-Stay at home
-Maintain the physical distancing in public spaces
-Wash your hands before eating, touching your face and before engaging in activities with others
-Clean the surfaces in your homes and places of work as often as possible
-Reach out for medical attention when unwell or if you were knowingly in contact with a positive case.
“I can assure you that these simple guidelines will work and we will flatten the curve,” the health official noted.