455 tested for COVID-19

– 74 test positive

– 381 test negative

DPI, Guyana, Sunday, April 26, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health has reported that the number of confirmed cases remains at 74 as of April 26, 2020. This is inclusive of eight deaths.

Twelve persons have been medically cleared and have since recovered from the virus.

A total of 455 persons have been tested with 381 of those tested returning negative.

In institutional quarantine, there are 24 persons while 53 others are housed in institutional 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.

Globally the WHO had reported 2,719,897 confirmed cases with 187,705 deaths. In the Region of the Americas the number of confirmed cases is 1,047,508 with 53,103 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.


COVID-19 Alert!

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.