34 more COVID-19 tests done; no new cases

– 714 persons tested

– 56 active cases isolated

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Since March 11, Guyana has recorded 93 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Included in these 93 cases, are 27 recoveries and 10 deaths. The most recent death occurred on May 5.

This was disclosed by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Shamdeo Persaud today.

So far, a total of 714 persons have been tested with 621 of those tested returning negative.

Six persons are in institutional quarantine while the 56 active cases remain in isolation at various facilities across Guyana.

Three persons are housed in the COVID-19 ICU at GPHC.

Globally, according to WHO reports, 3, 517,345 confirmed cases with 243,401 deaths. In the Region of the Americas the number of confirmed cases is 1,447,447 with 79, 590 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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