COIVD-19 cases increase by nine 

– total now 336

– 154 persons being housed in institution isolation

 DPI, Guyana, Sunday, July 19, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health has reported that the number of persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 has increased by nine to now stand at 336.

This is inclusive of 19 deaths and 163 recoveries.

Currently, there are 154 active cases in isolation at various facilities across Guyana and 14 persons in institutional quarantine. The COVID-19 ICU is housing five patients.

To date, 3,685 tests have been conducted with 3,349 yielding negative results.

Citizens are reminded to continue practising 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.

The WHO is reporting that as of July 19, globally positive cases stand at 14,043,176 with 597,583 deaths. While in the Regions of the Americas, positive cases now stand at 7,376,748 with a total of 305,285 deaths.

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