Three new COVID-19 cases recorded from 56 tests


Guyana on July 1 recorded three new COVID-19 cases from 56 additional tests, pushing the overall known cases in the country to 248.

The overall total also included 116 recoveries and 12 deaths; this means that there are now 120 active cases in institutional isolation, including two persons in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

A total of 16 persons are in institutional quarantine. To date, 2,634 persons have been tested.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Karen Gordon-Boyle said Regions 1, 4 and 7 continue to have the most cases.

She said the Ministry is working collaboratively with the various agencies within the region to “address and help arrest the situation that is threatening to spiral out of control.”

Dr Gordon-Boyle is calling on all the residents to cooperate with the health officials to help curb the spread of the disease.

“I want you to know that COVID-19 is real, stop mamaguying,” she said.

The National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) has granted approval for the manufacturing sector, medical schools and public sector construction workers to operate from Friday. This will be done under phase 2 of the phased-reopening of the economy.

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