15 new COVID-19 cases recorded

—78 tests conducted in last 24hrs

—Recoveries move to 109

 DPI, Guyana, Friday, June 26, 2020

The number of persons testing positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to climb as the Ministry of Public Health has confirmed 15 new cases, after 68 tests were conducted within the last 24hours.

The number of confirmed cases now stands at 230; this is inclusive of 12 deaths and 109 recoveries as it is being reported that another person has recuperated from the virus.

There are currently 109 active cases in isolation at various facilities across Guyana, 16 persons in institutional quarantine and one patient in the COVID-19 ICU.

To date, 2,423 tests have been conducted with 2,193 of those being negative.

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.

As of June 26, 2020, the WHO has reported that globally the confirmed cases stand at 9,473,214 with 484,249 deaths. While in the Regions of the Americas, positive cases have reached 4,907,927 with a total of 233,628 deaths.

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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.