COVID-19 cases now number 315

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, July 16, 2020
As of July 16, 2020, Guyana has recorded 315 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Ministry of Public Health reported another death, making that the 19 persons to have succumbed to the virus so far and 156 persons have recuperated from COVID-related illnesses.
There are 140 active cases in isolation at various facilities across Guyana and eight persons in institutional quarantine. The COVID-19 ICU is currently housing five patients.
To date, 3,483 tests have been conducted with 3,168 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 16, globally positive cases stand at 13,378,853 with 580,045 deaths. While in the Regions of the Americas, positive cases now stand at 7,016,851 with a total of 294,301 deaths.

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