Four new COVID cases recorded

—9 recoveries

DPI, Guyana, Friday, July 10, 2020

The total number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus has reached 290. This comes after 25 tests were conducted with the last 24 hours.

As of July 10, 2020, four more persons have recovered from COVID-related illnesses taking the total to 134.  Deaths remain at 16.

There are currently 140 active cases in isolation at various facilities across Guyana and 19 persons in institutional quarantine. The COVID-19 ICU is currently housing six patients.

To date, 3,112 tests have been conducted with 2,822 yielding negative results.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Karen Gordon-Boyle called on citizens to utilise the mobile testing units and the COVID-19 facilities in their areas, if experiencing COVID related signs or symptoms.

Dr. Gordon-Boyle also disclosed that in terms of testing capacity, Guyana ranks favourably with other countries in the Region.

  1. Suriname 212/100,000 of population
  2. Antigua/Barbuda 224/100,000 of population
  3. Anguilla 240/100,000 of population
  4. Vincent & the Grenadines 294/100,000 of population
  5. Haiti 310/100,000 of population
  6. Grenada 340/100.000 of population
  7. GUYANA 392/100,000 of population
  8. Trinidad and Tobago 410/100,000 of population
  9. Jamaica 929/100,000 of population

Noting that only Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago are ahead of Guyana in terms of testing, Dr. Gordon-Boyle commended “the staff at the Reference Lab who are going above and beyond to ensure that the tests are run, and the results are available in a timely manner.”

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.

As of July 10, 2020, the WHO is reporting that globally the confirmed cases stand at 12,102,328 with 551,046 deaths. While in the Regions of the Americas, positive cases now stand at 6,264,626 with a total of 276,370 deaths.

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