COVID-19 cases jump by 21

—Total number of positive cases now stands at 205

—39 tests conducted in last 24 hrs

DPI, Guyana, Monday, June 22, 2020

The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Guyana has increased again, this time by 21. The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 205.

The Ministry of Public Health has reported that 39 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.

Of the 205 cases, the country has recorded 12 deaths and 103 recoveries.

To date, 2,147 persons have been tested for COVID-19 with 1,942 of those yielding negative results.

There are currently 90 active cases in isolation at various facilities across Guyana and 24 persons in institutional quarantine.

Persons 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.

As of June 22, 2020, the WHO has reported that globally the confirmed cases stand at 8,860,331 with 465,740 deaths. While in the Regions of the Americas, positive cases have reached 4,370,519 with a total of 221,771 deaths.

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