21 new COVID-19 cases within 24-hours

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Guyana has confirmed 21 new cases of the COVID-19 within 24 hours bringing the country’s total to 205.

The jump in cases comes one week after the country moved to relax some of its COVID-19 measures in a phased approach.

The Ministry of Public Health in its daily update reported that the 21 cases were confirmed from 39 tests.

A total of 2,147 persons have been tested so far with 1,942 being negative.

To date, there have been 103 recoveries and 12 deaths which means there are 90 active cases in Institutional isolation.

The Ministry said there is no patient in the COVID-19 ICU but there are 24 persons in institutional quarantine.

According to the Ministry of Public Health, the 20-29 age group is the most at-risk group.

The Ministry issued a warning to residents of Regions1, 7, 8 and 9 who are vulnerable to the importation of cases from Brazil and Venezuela to be extra cautious.

Referring the thousands of cases in Brazil which continues to increase rapidly, the Ministry waned “you are extremely vulnerable because of this situation and need to be vigilant and stop all cross-border movement and migrant persons entering your community. Region #9 would have reported another positive case which is testimony to our call for you to be on your guard.”

“Residents of Region #6 we are also advising you to be cognizant of the situation in Suriname whose cases have more than doubled in the last month.”

As the COVID-19 measures were relaxed in Guyana, the Ministry urging persons to continue wearing masks and observing their hygienic practices to protect themselves.

The Ministry’s Mobile Units will be in Central Georgetown at the Merriman’s Mall this week.

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