New COVID-19 case takes total to 67

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health has confirmed that the total number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Guyana stands at 67 as of April 21, 2020.

Of these 67 cases there have been seven deaths and nine recoveries

To date, a total of 348 persons have been tested with 281 of those testing negative.

Seventeen persons remain in institutional quarantine while 51 others are in isolation.  Three persons are housed in the COVID-19 ICU at GPHC.

There have been 2231 calls made to the COVID-19 hotline.

Globally, WHO has recorded 2,314,621 confirmed cases with 157,847 deaths. While in the Region of the Americas there are 858,631 confirmed cases with 40,615 deaths.

Citizens are asked to always wear a facemask when leaving their homes and to practice social distancing in the workplace, public spaces, and while using public transportation to reduce the spread of the coronavirus diseases.

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