No new cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been reported for today, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Shamdeo Persaud said today. Meanwhile, some 67 persons have recovered from the virus.
The number of COVID-19 deaths remain at 11. There are 139 confirmed cases to date, the CMO said.
To date, the number of persons tested is 1, 500 with 1,361 coming back negative. There are 61 active cases in institutional isolation, two patients in the COVID Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and eight persons in institutional quarantine.
Globally, the number of cases is 5,404,512 with 343, 514 deaths.
In the Region of the Americas, the total number of cases is 2, 454, 452 with 143, 739 deaths.
Dr Persaud, said that Health Ministry concerned over the alarming developments taking place in neighbouring Brazil, as COVID-19 deaths continue to rapidly increase with over 600 deaths within the last 24 hours.
The CMO said that Brazil is now the epicenter of the Region. He added that already three of the four hinterland regions of Guyana have confirmed COVID-19 cases.
“The Ministry is gravely concerned with the alarming situation emerging just across and along our borders, as our indigenous brothers and sisters are at extremely high risk for the influx of imported cases and for contracting the disease,” he said.