COVID-19: 34 recoveries, no new cases recorded Thursday

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As of May 7, Guyana’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 remain at 93 with the total number of recoveries at 34, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr Shamdeo Persaud.

In a daily update, Dr Persaud revealed that an additional 22 persons were tested for the disease but none were positive; so far, a total of 736 tests were done of which 643 are negative.

The number of deaths remains at ten; this means that there are only 49 active COVID-19 cases in the country.

There are three persons in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), six persons in institutional quarantine and 49 persons isolation.

Among Guyana’s confirmed cases is a one-year-old child and a 12-year-old.

Dr Persaud revealed that asymptomatic cases account for most of the confirmed cases in Guyana.

“Testing is critical if we are to uncover the asymptomatic cases and to provide them with the necessary screening and assist in reducing the number of illnesses and deaths due to the severe form of the disease,” Dr Persaud said.

He noted, “From information provided globally, many healthy younger persons infected with COVID-19 do not display the usual symptoms. These persons can continue to transmit the virus to other vulnerable persons in our society by not practicing control measures such as hand hygiene, physical distancing and the using of masks.”

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