Six teachers test positive for COVID-19

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Six teachers of the Santa Rosa Primary School in Moruca, Region One tested positive for the deadly new Coronavirus Disease, the Ministry of Education revealed Thursday.

The six teachers are among the new cases reported on Thursday. According to the Education Ministry, the teachers volunteered on May 25, 2020, to distribute hampers to parents in the community.

“It is important to note that schools in Region One (Barima-Waini) to which Moruca is apart, were never opened on June 8th, 2020; and the affected teachers never came into contact with neither children nor teachers from that school or any other school. Schools in Region One have been closed since March 16th 2020,” the Education Ministry noted in a statement late Thursday night.

Notwithstanding that, the Department of Education, Moruca sub-district out of an abundance of caution asked the remaining 26 teachers of the school in question to self-quarantine.

“The Department of Education will continue to work with Regional Health Officials and the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) to ensure the teachers’ well-being are adequately addressed,” the Ministry of Education noted.

 Guyana on June 18 recorded 12 new COVID-19 cases – all from Region One (Barima –Waini)  – which showed a 100% increase in their number of positive cases there.

The new cases bring Guyana’s overall total of known COVID-19 cases to 183, including 12 deaths and 102 recoveries.

There are 69 active cases in institutional isolation and 24 in institutional quarantine.

The Ministry of Public Health provided the analysis below of all the positive cases:

  • 52% are males and 48% females
  • The age groups with the most cases are the 20-29, 30-39 and 40-49; in essence we are talking about the adults. Of that groups the 20-29 has the highest number.
  • Region 4 has 56% of the cases, followed by Region 7 with 16% and Region 1 with 13%. The 3 regions represent 85% of all the COVID-19 cases. The other 5 regions have 15% of the cases

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