One more COVID-related death recorded  

—Total now stands at 8

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, April 25, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health today reported that the country has recorded another death related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) taking the total to eight.

As of April 25, 2020, there are 74 confirmed cases.

Twelve persons have been medically cleared and have since recovered from the virus.

A total of 442 persons have been tested with 368 of those tested returning negative.

In institutional quarantine, there are 23 persons while 54 others are housed in institutional isolation.

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

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

Globally the WHO had reported 2,626,321 confirmed cases with 181,938 deaths. In the Region of the Americas the number of confirmed cases is 995,510 with 50,583 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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