12 patients recovered from COVID-19

—70 coronavirus cases recorded

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, April 23, 2020

Twelve persons have now recovered from novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Guyana.

The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 70, as of April 23, 2020.  This was disclosed by Public Health Ministry in the update to the nation today.

The number of coronavirus deaths remains at 7.

To date a total of 375 persons have been tested with 305 of those tested returning negative.

In institutional quarantine, there are 17 persons while 51 others are in isolation.

Five patients are currently in the COVID-19 ICU at the GPHC.

The Public Health Ministry continues to offer psychosocial support for those in need of these services.

The Global statistics stand at 2,471,136 confirmed cases with 169,006 deaths while in the Region of the Americas, the total number of confirmed cases is 925,291 cases with 44,775 deaths.

The Ministry of Public Health is again calling on all citizens to heed the health advisories and observe the correct hygiene measures and precautions. Citizens are also asked to always   practice social   distancing in   the   workplace, public spaces, and while using public transportation so as reduce the spread of the coronavirus diseases.

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