Guyana confirms 19 COVID-19 cases.

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The total number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Guyana now stands at 19, as of 1 April, 2020.

This was disclosed by Public Health Minister Hon. Volda Lawrence in her update to the nation today.

The number of deaths now stands at 3.

Regionally the breakdown is as follows; Region Three one case, Region Four seventeen cases with one inconclusive case and Region Six one case.

The total number of 70 persons have been tested. Another 36 are in institutional quarantine while 119 are on home quarantine. One patient remains in the COVID-19 ICU.

The Public Health Ministry continues to offer psychosocial support for those in need of these services.

Globally the number of confirmed cases stands at 750,890, while the number of deaths is now 36,405. In the Region of the Americas there are 163,014 confirmed cases and 2,836 deaths.

The Ministry of Public Health is again calling on all citizens to heed the health advisories and observe the correct hygiene measures and precautions. Citizens are also asked to always   practice social   distancing in   the   workplace, public spaces, and while using public transportation so as reduce the spread of the coronavirus diseases.

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