COVID-19 cases now 337

84 tests conducted in last 24hrs

 DPI, Guyana, Monday, July 20, 2020

The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus now stands at 337. This comes as the Ministry of Public Health has reported 84 tests were conducted within the last 24hours with one person testing positive.

To date, Guyana has recorded 19 deaths and 163 recoveries.

There are 155 active cases in isolation at various facilities across Guyana; 15 persons in institutional quarantine and two patients currently housed in the COVID-19 ICU.

As of 20 July, 3,769 tests have been conducted with 3,432 yielding negative results.

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.

The WHO is reporting that as of July 19, globally positive cases stand at 14,348,858 with 603,691 deaths. While in the Regions of the Americas, positive cases now stand at 7,584,675 with a total of 309,309 deaths.

 

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