1 new recovery; no new COVID-19 cases

– 32 persons tested in the last 24hrs

– 61 active cases isolated

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, May 14, 2020

One more person has recovered from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing the total to 42.

Since March 11, Guyana has been confirmed to have 113 COVID-19 cases. No new cases were recorded today.

Of these 113 cases, only 61 are active cases with Guyana having recorded 10 deaths and 42 recoveries.

This was disclosed by Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Karen Gordon-Boyle in the daily COVID-19 Update.

So far, 1052 persons have been tested with 939 of those tested returning negative results.

The 61 active cases remain in isolation at various facilities across Guyana. While five others are being monitored in institutional quarantine. Three persons are currently housed in the COVID-19 ICU at GPHC

Seven of Guyana’s ten Administrative Regions now have positive coronavirus cases and Central Georgetown continues to be the epicentre of the virus.

Dr. Gordon-Boyle again appealed to citizens to join forces with the Government to stop the spread of the virus and flatten the curve.

The DCMO reminded that there are necessary steps that must be adhered to by everyone. These include staying at home and only going out for essential services; maintaining physical distancing in public spaces; washing/sanitizing hands before eating, touching your face and before engaging in activities with others and reaching out for medical attention when unwell or coming into contact with a positive case

Globally, the WHO has reported that as of May 14, 2020, there are 4,258,666 confirmed cases with 294,190 deaths. In the Region of the Americas, the number of confirmed cases stands at 1,781,564 with deaths climbing to 106,504.

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