Four new COVID-19 cases

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Four more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 from 25 tests done, bringing the total number of cases in Guyana to 290.

Of that amount, 134 persons have recovered. The Ministry of Public Health on Friday said Region Eight is the newest region to report cases.

COVID-19 deaths remain at 16 which means that there are 140 active cases in institutional isolation. Of that amount, the Ministry said there are six persons in the COVID Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

There are 16 persons in institutional quarantine.

A total of 3,112 persons were tested so far for COVID-19.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Karen Gordon-Boyle on Friday provided a comparison of Guyana’s testing rate with that of other CARICOM countries, noting that Guyana compares favourably when compared with some of the other countries in the Region.

She noted that Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago are the only two countries ahead of Guyana in terms of testing rate.

Below is the comparison:

  1. Suriname 212/100,000 of population
  2. Antigua/Barbuda 224/100,000 of population
  3. Anguilla 240/100,000 of population
  4. Vincent & the Grenadines 294/100,000 of population
  5. Haiti 310/100,000 of population
  6. Grenada 340/100.000 of population
  7. GUYANA                       392/100,000 of population
  8. Trinidad and Tobago 410/100,000 of population
  9. Jamaica 929/100,000 of population

The DCMO urged persons to continue taking precautions to protect themselves and family from the disease.

1 Comment
  1. Kari says

    Comparison to 8 other countries.
    2 of which test more than you.
    4 of which are Covid-19 free (so of course they do not test much).
    Haiti and Suriname are the only viable data sources to draw conclusions from and do you really want to compare yourself to 6th poorest country in the world?

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