Guyana has recorded three additional cases of COVID-19; taking the total number of confirmed cases to 116.

This is according to the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Karen Gordon-Boyle.

She reported also, that the fatality rate remains high in Guyana. This is a cause for concern, the DCMO noted.

“Fellow Guyanese, the situation in Guyana in relation to the transmission of the corona virus has not improved. We are reporting three new cases today and our fatality rate from this disease remains very high. Our positive cases have grown significantly over the last two weeks as community transmission continues, she reported.

The DCMO said that 13 persons were tested within the last 24 hours. The number of positive cases has climbed to 116 and the number of COVID deaths remains at 10. Recovered cases are now forty-three (43). In total, some 1,065 persons were tested with 949 being negative.

Five persons are in institutional quarantine and 63 in institutional isolation. Three persons are in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

According to World Health Organisation’s report dated 14th May, 2020 there are 4, 248,389 confirmed cases globally with 292,046 deaths. In the Region of the Americas the number of cases is 1,819,553 with 109, 121 deaths.


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