Confirmed COVID-19 cases reach 401

—78 tests conducted within last 24hrs

 DPI, Guyana, Thursday, July 30, 2020

The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus has passed the 400-mark. The Ministry of Public Health has reported that as of July 30, 2020, the number of persons who have tested positive for the virus is 401.

To date, 185 persons have recuperated from COVID-related illnesses. Deaths remain at 20.

Currently, there are 196 active cases in institutional isolation at various facilities across Guyana; 50 persons in institutional quarantine and three patients housed in the COVID-19 ICU.

In total 4,641 persons have been tested for the virus with 4,240 yielding negative results.

Globally, the WHO is reporting that positive cases stand at 16,812,755 with 662,095 deaths. While in the Regions of the Americas, positive cases now stand at 8,980,181 with a total of 346,554 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 must go out.

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Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. We urge citizens to practice good hygiene and social or physical distancing also adhere to the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health, Guyana.