12 more cases of COVID-19 recorded —total now 413

—Number of persons in institutional isolation increases to 208

DPI, Guyana, Friday, July 31, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health has reported that twelve more persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus taking that total number of confirmed cases to 413.

To date, 185 persons have recuperated from COVID-related illnesses. Deaths remain at 20.

Currently, there are 208 active cases in institutional isolation at various facilities across Guyana; 50 persons in institutional quarantine and three patients housed in the COVID-19 ICU.

In total 4,705 persons have been tested for the virus with 4,292 yielding negative results.

Globally, the WHO is reporting that as of July 31, positive cases stand at 17,106,007 with 668,910 deaths. While in the Regions of the Americas, positive cases now stand at 9,152,173 with a total of 351,121 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 must go out.

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