10 new COVID-19 cases recorded

—total positive cases now stand at 245

—26 tests done in the last 24hrs

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health has confirmed ten new cases of the novel coronavirus taking the total to 245. This comes after 26 tests were conducted within the last 24 hours.

The Ministry is also reporting 114 recoveries which represent 47 percent of all persons who tested positive for the virus. Deaths remain at 12 representing five percent of all the confirmed cases.

There are currently 119 active cases in isolation at various facilities across Guyana, 16 persons in institutional quarantine and one patient in the COVID-19 ICU.

To date, 2,578 tests have been conducted with 2,333 of those being negative.

The regional breakdown of cases as of Monday, June 29, 2020, is as follows:

Region Number of cases
1 67
3 15
4 104
6 1
7 35
9 4
10 9

Persons are again 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.

Globally, as of June 30, 2020, the WHO is reporting that confirmed cases stand at 10,185,374 with 503,862 deaths. While in the Regions of the Americas, positive cases have reached 5,136,705 with a total of 247,129 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.