No new COVID-19 cases recorded

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, June 13, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health is reporting that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Guyana remains at 159.

Of these 159 cases, the country has recorded 95 recoveries and 12 deaths.

To date, 1,927 persons have been tested for the novel coronavirus with 1,768 of those yielding negative results.

Fifty-two active cases remain in isolation at various facilities across Guyana; there is one patient in the COVID-19 ICU at the GPHC and 22 persons in institutional quarantine.

Citizens are reminded to continue practising social distancing in the workplace, public spaces, and while using public transportation to reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease. They are also reminded to practise frequent hand washing/sanitising and always wear a face mask if they have to go out.

As of June 13, 2020, the WHO has reported that globally the confirmed cases stand at 7,553,182 with 423,349 deaths. While in the Regions of the Americas, positive cases have reached 3,638,525 with a total of 196,440 deaths.

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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.