No new COVID-19 cases recorded, Ministry urges men to stay at home

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As of May 20, 2020 Guyana recorded no new cases of COVID-19. The number of confirmed cases remains at 125 with 10 deaths.

To date the total number of persons tested is 1295 with the total number of negative cases being 1170. They are currently 47 persons who have recovered, 68 active cases remain in institutional isolation and three patients are in the COVID-19 ICU.

Director of Primary Health Care, Dr. Ertenisa Hamilton in the Ministry of Public Health daily report specifically urged that men take more precaution and guard against COVID-19.

“I know many of you are macho and perhaps think that wearing a mask makes you seem less of a man, but there are times when you must put that pride aside and exercise wise judgement. This is the time, because COVID-19 is a silent killer and complying with the control measures is of paramount importance if your family is to be safe,” Dr Hamilton stated.

Further, “From our reports you would have been hearing that the ratio of males to females positively confirmed with the disease is significantly higher; today it is 71:54 and of those who have died 8 out of 10 are males; further the age group under the lens is the 16-59 age group.”

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