14 new COVID cases recorded

— 7 men, 7 women 

DPI, Guyana, Sunday, August 9, 2020 

There are 14 new cases of the novel coronavirus recorded.

The Ministry of Health has reported that, of the amount stated, seven persons who have been tested positive for the virus are men, and the other seven, women.

This takes the total confirmed cases to 568.

To, date 189 persons have recuperated from COVID-related illnesses while 22 have succumbed. In total 5,280 persons have been tested for the virus.

Currently, there are 357 active cases in institutional isolation at various facilities across Guyana; 47 persons in institutional quarantine and four patients housed in the COVID-19 ICU.

Globally, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is reporting that as of August 9, positive cases stand at 19,462,112 with 722,285 deaths. While, in the Regions of the Americas, positive cases now stand at 10,447,261 with a total of 385,076 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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