Another COVID-19 death; 37 confirmed cases now in Guyana

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Another person died Tuesday night from COVID-19 in Guyana, bringing the total number of deaths to six and the Ministry of Public Health has revealed that the number of cases has jumped to 37, an increase of four cases in less than 24 hours.

This was disclosed by Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence in her update to the nation Wednesday.

The name or gender of the latest patient to have died was not released but the patient was not tested for the virus before his death.

“A posthumous test conducted on the latest fatality proved he was indeed positive for the coronavirus,” the Department of Public Information reported.

It was revealed that 145 persons have been tested of which 108 returned negative and 37 positive; the positive cases also include the six deaths.

Seven persons who have been quarantined and three persons who were isolated have been medically cleared and will be discharged Wednesday, DPI reported.

Another 27 are in institutional quarantine.  With reference to the patients in institutional isolation by MOPH, the number is 30.

The current number of persons hospitalised in the COVID-19 ICU is three.

The Minister said ten persons were discharged on Wednesday from health institutions; 7 persons who have been quarantined and 3 persons who were isolated have been medically cleared.

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

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 to reduce the spread of the coronavirus diseases.

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