COVID-19 cases remain at 150

DPI, Guyana, Friday, May 29, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health has reported that the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) remains at 150, this is inclusive of 11 deaths and 67 recoveries

To date, 1,586 tests have been conducted yielding 1,436 negative results.

This was disclosed by Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud in the Ministry of Public Health’s daily COVID-19 update.

Seventy-two persons are housed in isolation at various facilities across Guyana while 2 patients remain in the COVID-19 ICU at the GPHC.  Eleven persons are also in institutional quarantine.

Everyone is asked to always practice 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.

Meanwhile, globally the WHO is reporting 5,593,631 confirmed cases with 353,334 deaths while in the Region of the Americas the total number of positive cases is 2,556,479 with deaths climbing to 148,412.

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