Guyana now records 18 recoveries from COVID-19

—3 new cases registered

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The number of persons who have been medically cleared and have since recovered from the novel coronavirus has increased to eighteen.

This was disclosed by the Ministry of Public Health in its daily update to the nation.

As of April 29, 2020, three new cases have been registered taking the total number of confirmed cases to 78. This is inclusive of eight deaths.

A total of 519 persons have been tested with 441 of those tested returning negative.

In institutional quarantine, there are 18 persons while 52 others are housed in institutional isolation.

Three patients are currently in the COVID-19 ICU at the GPHC.

The Public Health Minister Hon Volda Lawrence noted that central Georgetown remains the epicentre of the virus in several of the densely populated areas in the city.

Globally the WHO had reported 2, 954,222 confirmed cases with 202, 597 deaths. In the Region of the Americas, the number of confirmed cases is 1,179, 607 with 60, 211 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.


COVID-19 Alert!

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. We urge citizens to practice good hygiene and social or physical distancing also adhere to the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health, Guyana.