The COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 92.5%, Health Ministry figures show. The dashboard released by the Ministry yesterday, indicated that some 5,990 persons recovered from the virus since Guyana recorded its first imported case in March 2020.

Since then, 6,469 cases have been confirmed, with 167 deaths. The fatality rate is currently 2.5%.

Speaking with the Department of Public Information on Thursday, Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony said of the confirmed cases, 80% were asymptomatic and 20% required hospitalisation.

Of those hospitalised, nearly 4% require intensive care and among those patients, approximately 3% succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease 2019.

“With the work we have been doing, we have been able to follow those general trends and it is good that we can have such high recoveries.
“We have to see how the pandemic evolves. The virus is not a static virus. It is mutating. If the new variants that are coming up might be more transmittable… then those things can change,” the Minister explained.


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