Six new COVID cases and six recoveries

DPI, Guyana, Sunday, July 12, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health is reporting the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus has increased to 297 after six more persons tested positive for the virus.

However, there is also good news as six persons have also recovered from COVID-related illnesses.  To date, the country has recorded 154 recoveries and 17 deaths.

There are currently 126 active cases in isolation at various facilities across Guyana and 20 persons in institutional quarantine. The COVID-19 ICU is currently housing five patients.

As of July 12, 2020, a total of 3,252 tests have been conducted with 2,955 yielding negative results.

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.

The WHO is reporting that as of July 12, globally positive cases stand at 12,522,765 with 561,617 deaths. While in the Regions of the Americas, positive cases now stand at 6,540,222 with a total of 283,357 deaths.

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