Director of Primary Health Care, Dr Ertenisa Hamilton, reported that of the eight tests done, there are no new cases of COVID-19. The number of persons infected remains at 154, inclusive of 12 deaths and 84 recoveries.

In total, 2,651 tests have been conducted. There are 58 active cases in institutional isolation, with two patients in the COVID Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 14 persons in institutional quarantine.

Dr Hamilton said that despite one case being confirmed in seven days, citizens should not “return to business as usual”.

“In fact, I encourage you to be extremely vigilant, as our vulnerability for imported cases is heightened given the current situation in the countries around us. In the last 24 hours, Brazil recorded 30,830 new cases and 1,127 deaths; Suriname now has ninety positive cases with eight new cases in the last 24 hours and in neighboring Venezuela, there are 58 new cases,” she reported.
She urged Guyanese to follow the necessary guidelines to limit transmission and flattening the curve making “our return to normalcy sooner than later”.
“I plead with you for us to work together to defy the corona virus disease,” the official said.

Globally, there are 6, 799, 713 cases with 397, 388 deaths. In the Region of the Americas, the total number of positive cases is 3, 234, 875 with 179,394 deaths.


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