11 more persons recover from COVID-19

—1 new case confirmed

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health is reporting some good news; eleven more persons have recuperated from COVID-related illnesses. In total Guyana has recorded 176 recoveries to date.

The Ministry has also confirmed that another person has tested positive for the virus taking the total confirmed cases to 351. Deaths remain at 19.

Currently, there are 156 active cases in isolation at various facilities across Guyana; 33 persons in institutional quarantine and two patients housed in the COVID-19 ICU.

As of 23 July, 3,975 persons have been tested for the virus with 3,624 yielding negative results.

Globally, the WHO is reporting that positive cases stand at 15,012,731 with 619,150 deaths. While in the Regions of the Americas, positive cases now stand at 7,948,513 with a total of 317,962 deaths.

Citizens 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.

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