Confirmed COVID-19 cases remain at 82

—3 patients in ICU

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, May 2, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health has reported that as of May 2, 2020 the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Guyana remains at 82. This is inclusive of 9 deaths.

Twenty-four persons have been medically cleared and have since recovered from the virus.

A total of 582 persons have been tested, with 500 of those tested returning negative.

In institutional quarantine, there are 18 persons while 49 others are housed in institutional isolation.

The number of patients currently in the COVID-19, ICU at the GPHC has moved up to three.

Globally the WHO had reported 3,175,207 confirmed cases with 224,172 deaths. In the Region of the Americas, the number of confirmed cases is 1,291,917 with 69,087 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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