Guyana records 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19

—4 new cases confirmed,

—deaths move to 2

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, March 31, 2020

As of March 31, 2020, the total number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Guyana now stands at twelve with one probable case.

This was disclosed by Deputy-Chief Medical Officer Dr. Karen Boyle in the daily COVID-19 update to the nation today.

Of that number the regional breakdown is as follows: Region Three, one case, Region Four ten cases and Region Six one case.

A total of 52 persons have been tested and another 43 are in institutional quarantine while dozens more are on home quarantine.

The number of deaths stands at 2.

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

Global figures as of 31 March 2020 are total confirmed cases from 201 countries/territories stands at 693,224.  While the number of deaths stands at33,106.

In the Region of the Americas, there are 142,081 confirmed cases and 2,457 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 toreduce the spread of the coronavirus diseases.

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