7 new COVID-19 cases, 11 in ICU

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Guyana on July 7 reported seven new COVID-19 cases – all recorded in the Mabaruma sub-district in Region one, bringing the total known cases to 284.

The new cases were recorded from 37 additional tests done in 24 hours. The Ministry of Public Health reported Tuesday that there are 143 active cases in institutional isolation including 11 persons in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

There are also 19 persons in institutional quarantine and 125 recoveries to date.

So far, a total of 2, 926 persons were tested of which 2,642 are negative.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Karen Gordon-Boyle revealed that over the past week, Guyana recorded 25 new cases distributed in Regions #1, #3, #4 and #7 with four COVID related deaths.

“Are we really serious about returning to normalcy when we openly flout all the guidelines that have been outlined for our protection?

“Are we saying that we are uncaring about our life and those of others around us?   Where has our appreciation for life disappeared to?

“It is unfair to our Health Care Workers, ten of whom have become ill and have had to battle for their lives with COVID-19 and you know what, this was totally unnecessary but for your carelessness,” Dr Gordon-Boyle said.

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