7 new COVID-19 cases recorded

—Total now stands a t 104

DPI, Guyana, Sunday, May 10, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health has recorded seven new COVID-19 cases taking the total to 104 as of May 10, 2020. This is inclusive of10 deaths and 35 recoveries.

So far, 914 persons have been tested with 810 of those tested returning negative.

The number of patients in the COVID-19 ICU at GPHC has risen to six.

There is just one person in institutional quarantine while 59 others remain in isolation at various facilities across Guyana.

Region Four remains the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in Guyana. The Public Health Ministry has recorded confirmed cases in the following areas:

On the East Coast of Demerara, positive cases were reported in Atlantic Gardens, Friendship, Golden Grove, Good Hope, Lusignan, Plaisance, Strathspey.

While on the East Bank of Demerara confirmed cases have been reported in Diamond, Grove, Land of Canaan, Providence and Timehri.

Several areas in Central Georgetown were also identified. These include Kitty, Sophia, Turkeyen, Liliendaal, Cummings Lodge, Alberttown and Cummingsburg, Bourda, Lamaha Park, South Ruimveldt and Thirst Park.

Globally, there are 3,855,788 confirmed cases with 265,862 deaths. In the Region of the Americas the number of confirmed cases has increased to 1,636,841 with 91,893 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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