1 new case of COVID-19 confirmed

—another recovery recorded

 DPI, Guyana, Sunday, June 21, 2020

The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Guyana has moved to 184. It was also reported that the number of persons who have recovered has also increased by one and now stands at 103.

The country has recorded 12 deaths.

To date, 2,108 persons have been tested for COVID-19 with 1,924 of those yielding negative results.  There are currently 69 active cases in isolation at various facilities across Guyana and 24 persons in institutional quarantine.

Persons are reminded to continue practising social distancing in the workplace, public spaces, and while using public transportation to reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease. They are also reminded to practise frequent hand washing/sanitising and always wear a face mask if they have to go out.

As of June 21, 2020, the WHO has reported that globally the confirmed cases stand at 8,708,008 with 461,715 deaths. While in the Regions of the Americas, positive cases have reached 4,279,854 with a total of 219,144 deaths.

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Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. We urge citizens to practice good hygiene and social or physical distancing also adhere to the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health, Guyana.