Six new COVID cases recorded

—43 tests conducted in last 24 hrs

 DPI, Guyana, Friday, July 3, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health has recorded six new cases of the novel coronavirus after forty-three tests were conducted within the last 24 hours.

The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 256, this is inclusive of 12 deaths and 117 recoveries

There are currently 125 active cases in isolation at various facilities across Guyana, 16 persons in institutional quarantine and one patient in the COVID-19 ICU.

To date, 2,711 tests have been conducted with 2,455 of those being negative.

Persons are again 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 July 3, 2020, the WHO is reporting that globally the confirmed cases stand at 10,710,005 with 517,877 deaths. While in the Regions of the Americas, positive cases now stand at 5,445,710 with a total of 255,702 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.