Fifth day with no new COVID-19 cases recorded

—32 more tests done within last 24hrs

 DPI, Guyana, Friday, June 05, 2020

June 5, 2020, is the fifth day in a row that the Ministry of Public Health is reporting that there are no new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19); the total number of positive cases remains at 153.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Karen Gordon-Boyle made the disclosure on the ministry’s daily COVID-19 update today. She noted that 332 more tests were conducted with the last 24 hours.

Of the 153 cases, Guyana has recorded 12 deaths and 77 recoveries.

To date, 1, 752 persons have tested with 1,599 of those yielding negative results.

Currently, three are now 64 active cases are in isolation at various facilities across Guyana; 3 patients in the COVID-19 ICU at the GPHC and 14 persons in institutional quarantine

Dr. Gordon-Boyle cautioned that despite it being five with no new cases recorded citizens need to keep adhering to the emergency measures – practice social distancing in the workplace, public spaces, and while using public transportation, frequent hand washing/sanitising and always wear a face mask if they have to go out.

She made a special appeal to the residents of Regions 1, 6,7,8 and 9 who live in communities bordering Brazil, Venezuela and Suriname to remain on alert since these countries are reporting new cases.

“In the last 24 hours, Brazil recorded 28,936 new cases and 1,043 deaths; Suriname now has fifty-four positive cases with one new case in the last 24 hours and in neighbouring Venezuela, there are 157 new cases with one new death,’ the DCMO stated.

It was noted that the ministry has asked Toshaos and other authorities to ensure that residents do not cross borders and migrants are not entering their communities. Any sightings of migrants are to be reported to the health authorities immediately

Globally, the WHO has reported as of June 5, 2020, the number of confirmed cases has increased to 6,535,354 with 387,155 deaths. While in the Regions of the Americas, positive cases have reached a total of 3,084,517 with 387,155 deaths.



COVID-19 Alert!

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. We urge citizens to practice good hygiene and social or physical distancing also adhere to the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health, Guyana.