COVID-19 deaths now stand at 10

– 93 confirmed cases

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health has reported that as of 5 May, 2020 the number of COVID-19-related deaths now stand at 10.

With a new case recorded there are now 93 confirmed cases.

Twenty-seven persons have been medically cleared and have since recovered from the virus.

A total of 680 persons have been tested, with 587 of those tested returning negative.

In institutional quarantine, there are 6 persons while 56 others are housed in institutional isolation.

The number of patients currently in the COVID-19, ICU at the GPHC remains at three.

Globally the WHO had reported 3,435,894 confirmed cases with 239,604 deaths. In the Region of the Americas, the number of confirmed cases is 1,433,756 with 77,827 deaths.

The Ministry of Public Health is again calling on all citizens to heed the health advisories and observe the correct hygiene measures and precautions. Citizens are also asked to always   practice social   distancing in   the   workplace, public spaces, and while using public transportation so as reduce the spread of the coronavirus diseases.

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