Two new cases of COVID-19; Reg. 3 closely behind to becoming epicenter of outbreak
As of May 25, 2020, Guyana recorded two new cases of the deadly Coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 137.
The country also recorded its 11th death.
In its daily update Monday, the Ministry of Public Health revealed that the epicenter remains Region #4 specifically Georgetown, closely followed by Region # 3 and Region #10.
“It must be highlighted that even with the curfew in effect we have witnessed a spike in the number of cases,” the Ministry noted.
To date, the total number of persons tested is 1, 489 with the total number of negative cases being 1, 352.
Thus far, 62 persons have recovered and there are 64 active cases in institutional isolation while two patients are in the COVID ICU and two are in institutional quarantine.
Focusing on the mining communities, the Ministry revealed that three of the four hinterland regions are affected.
In Region7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) where seven positive cases have been identified, most are from the mining community.
“We are concerned particularly because other mining communities can be affected since our miners can transport this disease from the coastland into the interior.
“We recognize that our efforts in limiting the spread of this disease are dependent on this community coming fully onboard with the regional health authorities as well as all other entities who have joined in fighting this disease,” the Public Health Ministry noted.