Fourteen recover from COVID-19

—One new case and one death

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, July 11, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health is reporting some good news, fourteen more persons have recovered from COVID-related illnesses, making that, 148 in total who have recuperated.

However, the Ministry is also confirming one new case and one death, taking those totals to 291 and 17 respectively.

There are currently 126 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, 3,166 tests have been conducted with 2,875 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.

As of July 11, 2020, the WHO is reporting that globally the confirmed cases stand at 12,322,395 with 556,335 deaths. While in the Regions of the Americas, positive cases now stand at 6,397,230 with a total of 279,857 deaths.

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