Confirmed COIVD-19 cases now stand at 360

8 more persons test positive

2 recoveries recorded

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, July 25, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health has reported that the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has now reached 360 after eight more persons tested positive for the virus.

Meanwhile, two more persons have recuperated from the virus taking recoveries to 180. Deaths remain at 20.

Currently, there are 160 active cases in institutional isolation at various facilities across Guyana; 33 persons in institutional quarantine and four patients housed in the COVID-19 ICU.

To date, 4,188 persons have been tested for the virus with 3,827 yielding negative results.

Globally, the WHO is reporting that as of July 25, positive cases stand at 15,581,009 with 635,173 deaths. While in the Regions of the Americas, positive cases now stand at 8,292,311 with a total of 329,699 deaths.

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.

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