COVID-19 cases now stand at 248

—13th COVID death recorded

—2 more persons recover

 DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health has reported that of fifty-six tests conducted today, three more persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus taking the total to 248.

The Ministry is also reporting that a thirteenth person has succumbed to the virus. Meanwhile the number of recoveries has moved to 116.

There are currently 120 active cases in isolation at various facilities across Guyana, 16 persons in institutional quarantine and two patients in the COVID-19 ICU.

To date, 2,634 tests have been conducted with 2,386 of those being negative.

Persons are again 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.

Globally, as of July 1, 2020, the WHO is reporting that confirmed cases stand at 10,357,662 with 508,055 deaths. While in the Regions of the Americas, positive cases have reached 5,218,590 with a total of 249,318 deaths.

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