12 new COVID-19 cases; Region Two records first case


Guyana has recorded 12 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 171. The cases were recorded from a total of 36 tests done and comes one day before the current COVID-19 restrictions expire.

The Ministry of Public Health in its daily update disclosed that Region Two has recorded its first case of the disease. Region Two joins seven other Regions with confirmed cases. The only regions without any case are Regions Five and Eight.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Shamdeo Persaud, who delivered the update, noted that the number of tests done is 1,995 and of that number, 1,822 are negative.

There are 60 active cases in institutional isolation and 24 persons in quarantine.

Ninety-nine persons have recovered thus far.

The Ministry of Public Health continues to plead with persons in mining communities to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines and warned against self-medicating.

“Please remember that there is no cure so the temptation to self-medicate if you have symptoms of COVID-19 is not recommended. We ask that you seek medical attention by contacting the nearest health facility so that they can bring services to you,” Dr. Shamdeo said.

Additionally, the Ministry has noted that persons returning to Guyana have to undergo a PCR test and adhere to stringent measures including a 7-day quarantine period once they return.


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