Three new COVID-19 cases from 78 tests; Reg. 1 has majority of cases

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Three more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Guyana to 300.

The three new cases were confirmed from 78 tests according to Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Karen Gordon-Boyle who presented the Ministry of Public Health’s daily update on Monday.

To date, 3,330 persons have been tested. A total of 155 persons have recovered thus far including 33 persons from Moruca and the COVId-19 deaths remain at 17.

There are currently 128 active cases in institutional isolation of which 60 are in Moruca. There are 20 persons in institutional quarantine while five remain in the COVID ICU.

Dr Boyle noted that Region One accounted for most of the new cases that have been confirmed over the past two weeks.

She premised this on the fact that persons are flouting the COVID-19 guidelines.

“It is disappointing to note that the attitude of some of the residents in the sub-district of Moruca has been averse to the basket of health measures that have been outlined for their safety and protection. They are blatantly flouting the guidelines claiming in some instances that COVID-19 is non-existent and therefore there is no need for a lock-down in that district,” the Deputy Chief Medical Officer stated.

The Ministry is calling on persons to cooperate with health authorities to weed out the disease.

Residents of Region 8 are urged to remain vigilant to ensure that persons do not cross the border from neighbouring Brazil which has recorded the second highest number of cases in the world.

 

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