No new COVID-19 cases; cases in mining communities a concern

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The Ministry of Public Health on Friday said the number of COVID-19 cases in Guyana remains at 127 with 10 deaths.

The Ministry said 37 additional persons were tested bringing the total to tests conducted thus far to 1,366 with the total number of negative cases being 1,239.

The number of persons who have recovered remains at 57 while there are 60 active cases of which 3 patients are in the COVID-19 ICU.

Forty-three per cent of the total cases are females with 57% remaining being females.

“Every male that is infected can potentially infect his entire household,” the Ministry said in its daily update as it once again appealed to men to wear their masks and take other precautions to stop the spread of the disease.

The Ministry, however, expressed concerns with the increase in cases seen in Region Seven recently and urged persons to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines in place.

“…the mining communities have a lot of traffic and with this movement, we can have a wider spread of this disease. So, we urge residents to follow the guidelines provided,” the Ministry said in its statement on Friday.

Mobile units launched by the Ministry are scheduled to visit Cornelia Ida in Region # 3 and Diamond in Region #4 next week. The units are currently at La Parfaite Harmonie and will extend the services for one more day which is tomorrow Saturday 23rd May, 2020.

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