COVID-19 cases jump to 113; six persons in ICU

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As of May 12, Guyana recorded four new cases of the Coronavirus, bringing the total number of known cases to 113.

In the last 24 hours, an additional 56 tests were done, bringing the total number of persons tested to 986 with 873 persons testing negative.

The COVID-19 deaths remain at 10; 39 persons have since recovered.

This means there are now 64 active COVID-19 cases in the country.

There are six persons in the COVID-19 ICU with one intubated and 67 in institutional isolation.

“We must seriously think about reducing the transmission of this disease and containing the spread of the virus so that we all can return to normalcy. Isn’t this our ultimate goal?

“Therefore, we ask you not only to abide by the rules but those of you who have been in contact with positive cases, we ask you to come forward and provide information about your contacts as well so that you and your loved one can avoid the risk of contracting this disease and possibly losing your life,” Dr. Karen Gordon-Boyle, Deputy Chief Medical Officer said on Tuesday in the daily update.

She revealed that all of the regions, except three of them, has confirmed cases and Cuyuni-Mazaruni, Region 7 has now reported its first confirmed case.

“This means that the Coronavirus is slowly making its way across our entire country. But you know what, you can help arrest and put an end to the spread of this disease.

“I simply ask you wash your hands, avoid touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth, practice physical distancing and adhere to the curfew,” the Deputy Medical Chief said.

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