74 COVID-19 cases now confirmed, five persons in ICU


The Ministry of Public Health on Saturday reported that the country has recorded one other positive COVID-19 case bringing the total to 74 which includes eight deaths.

Guyana recorded its latest death from the disease on Friday when a 45-year-old man who suffered from other complications died at the Intensive Care Unit patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).

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

In its daily update, the Ministry said 442 persons have been tested thus far with 368 of those results returning negative.

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

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

The Ministry of Public Health is again calling on all citizens to heed the health advisories and observe hygiene measures and precautions. Citizens are also asked to always practice social distancing in the workplace, public spaces, and while using public transportation to reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease.

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