5 new cases of COVID-19; total now stands at 109

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As of May 11, 2020, Guyana recorded five new cases of the Coronavirus disease, bringing the total number of cases to 109.

In the last 24 hours, an additional 16 tests were done, bringing the total number of persons tested to 930 with 821 persons testing negative.

COVID-19 deaths remain at 10; 36 persons have since recovered. This means there are now 63 known active COVID-19 cases in the country.

There are six persons in our COVID-19 ICU with one intubated 63 in institutional isolation.

“Fellow Guyanese, we have constantly been pleading with you to come forward if you have been in contact with a positive case. We have also listed the areas where confirmed cases have been identified but still there is a reluctance for you to disclose your contacts,” Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence said in her daily update Monday.

She said, “We must seriously think about flattening the curve and containing the spread of the virus so that we all can return to normalcy. Therefore, we ask you to put aside fear & stigma and come forward and provide the information so that your loved one, your friend or acquaintance can avoid the risk of contracting this disease and possibly losing their life.”

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