COVID-19 recoveries now number 27

—Confirmed cases stand at 92

– 639 persons tested

– 56 active cases isolated

DPI, Guyana, Monday, May 4, 2020

Since March 11, Guyana has recorded 92 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

These 92 cases are inclusive of 8 deaths and 27 recoveries including three today.

This was disclosed by Public Health Minister Hon. Volda Lawrence in the daily update to the nation.

So far, a total of 639 persons have been tested with 547 of those tested returning negative.

Seven persons are in institutional quarantine while the 56 persons remain in isolation at various facilities across Guyana.

Three persons are housed in the COVID-19 ICU at GPHC.

Globally, according to WHO reports, 3, 349,786 confirmed cases with 238,628 deaths.

In the Region of the Americas the number of confirmed cases is 1,384, 641 with 78, 409 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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