Four more persons recover from COVID-19

—2 new cases recorded – total now 398

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, July 29, 2020

As of July 29, 2202, Guyana has recorded 398 confirmed cases of the novel coronaviruses. This comes as two more persons have tested positive for the virus.

The Ministry is also reporting four more recoveries taking the total to 185 persons to have recuperated from COVID-related illnesses. Deaths remain at 20.

Currently, there are 193 active cases in institutional isolation at various facilities across Guyana; 35 persons in institutional quarantine and three patients housed in the COVID-19 ICU.

As of 28 July, 4,563 persons have been tested for the virus with 4,165 yielding negative results.

Globally, the WHO is reporting that positive cases stand at 16,558,289 with 656,093 deaths. While in the Regions of the Americas, positive cases now stand at 8,840,524 with a total of 342,635 deaths.

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 must go out.

 

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