40 more persons tested for COVID-19, no new cases reported

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The Ministry of Public Health on Monday reported that the number of persons tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) as of Monday remains at 153.

In its daily update, the Ministry said 40 additional persons were tested, bringing the total number of test done to 1, 658 of which there are 1,505 negative cases.

There are 70 persons who have recovered and there are 71 active cases of which two are in ICU.

Twenty-three persons are in institutional quarantine.

COVID-19 cases were recorded in seven of Guyana’s ten administrative Regions – Regions 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9 and 10.

The Ministry issued a warning to residents of the other three regions not to take the situation for granted but rather to take all the necessary precautions to protect themselves.

“We continue to plead that your only protection is ensuring that you wear a mask, maintain physical distance if you are in public but most importantly follow the curfew and other measures that the ministry has in place,” the Ministry said.

The Ministry also called on persons residing in Regions One and Seven, and most importantly those who are from the mining communities, to be vigilant and be forthcoming with information that is necessary to contain the spread of the disease.

Persons experiencing the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to contact the hotline or the closest health facility so that they can access necessary services.

This is also being asked of all who have been in contact with someone who was tested positive.

The Ministry said it continues to receive reports of discriminatory acts and called on citizens to instead be their brother’s keepers.

 

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