Another COVID-19 recovery recorded

—2 more positive cases confirmed

– 260 persons tested

– 53 locally transmitted cases

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, April 16, 2020

The total number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Guyana has risen to 57 as of April 16, 2020.

Of these 57 cases, 42 are active cases with Guyana having recorded six deaths and nine recoveries including one today.

This was disclosed by Public Health Minister Hon. Volda Lawrence in the daily update to the nation.

To date, a total of 260 persons have been tested with 206 of those testing negative.

Fourteen persons are in institutional quarantine while the 42 active cases remain in isolation.  Four persons are housed in the COVID-19 ICU at GPHC.

Globally, WHO has recorded 1, 914, 916 confirmed cases with 123,010 deaths.

While in the Region of the Americas there are 673,361 confirmed cases with 27, 336 deaths.

The Health Minister drew attention to the fact that most of the persons who have tested positive are men.

She also noted that in the over-50 age group men and women are equally affected by the virus while in the 30-40 age group the ratio of those testing positive when comparing men to women is 4:1.

Citizens are asked to always practice social distancing in the workplace, public spaces, and while using public transportation to reduce the spread of the coronavirus diseases.

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