11 new cases of COVID-19 in 24-hrs; total now at 150

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As of May 28, 2020, Guyana recorded 11 new cases of COVID-19 in less than 24 hours bringing the total number of cases in the country to 150.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Shamdeo Persaud revealed that the number of deaths remains at 11 and 67 persons have recorded.

This means that there are 72 active COVID-19 cases in institutional quarantine, including two persons who remain in the COVID-19 ICU.

To date, the total number of persons tested is 1, 559 with the total number of negative cases being 1,409.

“Guyanese, we are a resilient nation, and this resilience was built on the wisdom of those who came before us. Let us take a page out of their book and act wisely. Let us invest in those who will come after us by adhering to the guidance provided to us,” Dr Persaud said.

He said the Ministry of Public Health remains concerned about Region One (Barima/Waini) especially since there is a continuous movement of persons in and out of the Region, which makes residents extremely vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19.

“So, Residents of Region #1 and particularly our miners, I plead with you to take extra care and adhere to the guidelines for mining in order to protect your families and friends. Please report if you have information of non-nationals entering your region especially now that the border is closed. The non-official crossings are adding to the burden of surveillance.”

Meanwhile, the Ministry has received reports of acts of discrimination in some of the subdistricts.

“We ask in this crisis, that instead of shunning your fellow citizens that you use this opportunity to come together as one and be tolerant.

“Residents of the Communities in Region 1, the worst scenario will be your refusal to cooperate with the medical authorities and the guidelines. This fight is for everyone and so I ask you to act responsibly; if a death occurs, then you should support the bereaved family, if someone recovers, you should reach out and give your total support.”

 

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