No new COVID-19 case recorded; four more persons recover

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Guyana did not record any new COVID-19 case as of June 8, 2020, but four more persons have recovered bringing the total number of recoveries to 84.

The number of confirmed cases remains at 154 including 12 deaths. This means that there are 58 active cases in institutional isolation including two patients in the COVID-19 ICU and 14 in institutional quarantine.

An additional eight persons were tested bringing the total number of persons tested to date to 1, 816 of which 1,662 are negative.

“Many of you would have noted over the past seven days that we have recorded only one new case. This does not mean, however, that we can return to business as usual.

“In fact, I encourage you to be extremely vigilant, as our vulnerability for imported cases is heightened given the current situation in the countries around us,” said Dr. Ertenisa Hamilton, Director of Primary Health Care.

Dr Hamilton noted that in the last 24 hours, Brazil recorded 30,830 new cases and 1,127 deaths; Suriname now has ninety positive cases with eight new cases in the last 24 hours and in neighbouring Venezuela, there are 58 new cases.

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