Two new COVID-19 cases recorded

—44 tests conducted in last 24 hours

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, June 11, 2020

With forty-four persons tested for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Public has reported two have tested positive for the virus. The total now stands at 158 confirmed cases.

Of the 158 cases, Guyana has recorded 12 deaths and 92 recoveries.

To date, the total number of persons tested for the COVID-19 is 1,920 with 1,762 of those yielding negative results.

There are now 54 active cases are in isolation at various facilities across Guyana; one patient remains in the COVID-19 ICU at the GPHC and 22 persons in institutional quarantine.

Persons 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 11, 2020, the WHO has reported that globally the confirmed cases stand at 7,273,958 with 413,372 deaths. While in the Regions of the Americas, positive cases have reached 3,485,245 with a total of 189,544 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.