Two new COVID-19 cases reported from 38 more tests

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Guyana on June 9 recorded two more COVID-19 cases from 38 additional tests done.

This brings the total number of known cases to 156, including 86 recoveries and 12 deaths; this means there are 58 active cases in institutional isolation which also includes one patient in the COVID-19 ICU and 14 persons in institutional quarantine.

To date, the total number of persons tested is 1, 854 with the total number of negative cases being 1,698.

Dr Ertenisa Hamilton, Director of Primary Health Care, revealed that most of the Caribbean countries managed to limit the transmission of COVID-19 in their country, with Guyana, Jamaica and Haiti being among the only countries that continued to report new cases.

“Bravo to Barbados and Trinidad who have reported no new cases in 14 and seven days respectively and Antigua that has not reported any new cases in 35 days!” said Dr Hamilton.

“I wish to underscore and remind our fellow Guyanese to be cognizant of the contributory factors leading to the decline in number of reported cases – Physical distancing, Cough and sneeze etiquette, handwashing and most importantly staying at home. Let’s prioritize them, so that Guyana too can begin to see no new cases.”

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