Confirmed COVID-19 cases now stand at 75

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The total number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) stands at 75 as of April 28, 2020. This is inclusive of eight deaths.

This was disclosed today by, Director of Primary Health Care Services, Dr. Ertenisa Hamilton on behalf of the Public Health Minister, Hon Volda Lawrence.

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

A total of 478 persons have been tested with 403 of those tested returning negative.

In institutional quarantine, there are 19 persons while 52 others are housed in institutional isolation.

Five patients are currently in the COVID-19 ICU at the GPHC.

Dr. Ertenisa Hamilton noted that men represent 53 percent of the positive cases while women represent 47 percent.

Globally the WHO had reported 2,878,196 confirmed cases with 198,668 deaths. In the Region of the Americas the number of confirmed cases is 1,140,520 with 58,492 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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