Guyana records 24 recoveries from COVID-19

—82 confirmed cases registered

DPI, Guyana, Friday, May 1, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health has reported that 24 persons have been medically cleared and have since recovered from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

In the ministry’s update to nation today it was stated that total number of confirmed cases now stands at 82. This is inclusive of 9 deaths.

As of May 1, 2020, a total of 582 persons have been tested, with 500 of those tested returning negative.

In institutional quarantine, there are 17 persons while 49 others are housed in institutional isolation.

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

Globally the WHO had reported 3,090,445 confirmed cases with 217,769 deaths. In the Region of the Americas, the number of confirmed cases is 1,246,190 with 65,228 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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