1 new COVID-19 case, 4 recoveries

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health has reported that four more persons have recuperated from the novel coronavirus, taking the total number of recoveries to 107.

The number of positive cases has increased by one to 206, this is inclusive of 12 deaths.

There are currently 87 active cases in isolation at various facilities across Guyana and 22 persons in institutional quarantine. There is one patient in the COVID-19 ICU.

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 23, 2020, the WHO has reported that globally the confirmed cases stand at 8,993,659 with 469,587 deaths. While in the Regions of the Americas, positive cases have reached 4,437,946 with a total of 224,207 deaths.


COVID-19 Alert!

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.