Guyana records no new COVID-19 cases for third day


Guyana for the third consecutive day has not recorded any new case of the new coronavirus ad, therefore, the total number of cases remains at 153.

The Ministry of Public Health in its daily update said 27 additional tests were done bringing the total number to 1, 699.

The number of recoveries remains at 70 while there are 71 active cases and 25 persons in quarantine.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Karen Gordon-Boyle, in the Ministry’s update on Wednesday advocated for citizens to desist from discriminating against persons who have recovered from the disease.

“All persons in isolation are cleared after having two negative tests 24 hours apart. Persons who are cleared and allowed to go home are not infectious which simply means that they cannot transmit the virus to anyone else because the virus is no longer active in their body.

“With that, we ask that you show some compassion to your brothers and sisters who have recovered from this disease,” she noted.

The time persons spend in isolation varies depending on their body’s ability to fight off the virus.

The persons in quarantine are those persons who were in very close contact with someone who tested positive, persons returning to Guyana, and someone who is a suspected case awaiting results to confirm his/her status.

The Ministry is pleading with persons who have been in contact with someone tested positive to call the hotline, make contact with the nearest health facility or visit one of the COVID-19 facilities.

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