Five new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

—39 tests conducted in last 24 hrs

  DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health has reported five more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 taking the total to 313. This follows 39 tests that were conducted within the last 24 hours.

The Ministry earlier today confirmed the country’s 18th COVID-related death; a 74-year-old man who passed at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation on Sunday, July 12. Recoveries currently number 156.

There are 139 active cases in isolation at various facilities across Guyana and 10 persons in institutional quarantine. The COVID-19 ICU is currently housing five patients.

To date, 3,418 tests have been conducted with 3,105 yielding negative results.

Citizens are 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.

The WHO is reporting that as of July 17, globally positive cases stand at 13,150,645 with 574,464 deaths. While in the Regions of the Americas, positive cases now stand at 6,884,151 with a total of 290,674 deaths.

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