1,500 COVID-19 tests completed

– 5 new recoveries

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Five more persons have now recovered from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Since March 11 when Guyana’s first case was recorded, 67 persons have since recovered.

No new cases were recorded today, with 139 confirmed cases to date. Unfortunately, there have been 11 deaths, the latest is a 59‐year old man from Moruca, in the Barima-Waini Region.

Of these 139 cases, only 61 active cases remain in isolation at various facilities across Guyana while 2 patients remain in the COVID-19 ICU at the GPHC.  Eight persons are also housed in institutional quarantine. 

A landmark 1,500 tests have been conducted yielding 1,361 negative results.

Currently, seven of the ten Administrative Regions of Guyana have reported positive cases with Region 7 reporting multiple cases in the mining communities.  Guyanese are asked to take every precaution necessary, particularly in hinterland regions, border communities and hotspots.

Everyone is asked to always practice 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.

Meanwhile, globally the WHO is reporting 5,404,512 confirmed cases with 343, 514 deaths while in the Region of the Americas which includes North, South and Central America and the Caribbean, the total number of positive cases is 2, 454, 452 with 143, 739 deaths.

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