One more COVID-19 recovery recorded

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, May 20, 2020

One more COVID-19 patient has recovered, adding to the other 46 recoveries from the virus.

This was disclosed by Dr. Ertenisa Hamilton, Director of Primary Health Care Services in the daily COVID-19 Update.

While 26 tests were conducted within the last 24 hours, the total number of positive cases remains at 125 as no new cases were reported.

As of May 20, 2020, 1,295 tests have now been conducted with 1170 negative results.

Of the 125 cases, only 68 are active cases with Guyana having recorded 10 deaths.

The 68 active cases remain in isolation at various facilities across Guyana while 6 others are in quarantine and 3 critical patients are in the COVID-19 ICU at the GPHC.

The virus has continued to spread to several communities along the coast and more recently, the Hinterland. Seven of the Ten Administrative Regions now have positive cases of the virus.

Dr. Hamilton warned that Brazil has now become the country with the 3rd highest COVID-19 infections in the world, so residents living along the Guyana-Brazil border should exercise increased caution.

Globally, there are 4,801,202 confirmed cases with 318,935 deaths. In the Region of the Americas, the number of confirmed cases stands at 2,105,670 with deaths increasing by 1,176 to stand at 125,843.

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