Regions 1 and 4 record highest number of COVID-19 cases

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Guyana recorded one new case of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) within 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 314.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Karen Gordon-Boyle said Thursday the rate is improving and so far 162 persons have recovered which represents 52% of all cases.

The number of deaths is at 19; there are 133 persons in institutional isolation, eight persons in institutional quarantine and five persons in the COVID-19 ICU. Dr Gordon-Boyle further stated that Regions One and Seven is the new target areas for interventions.

“Our interventions need to be strongly supported by the residents of the communities in order to mitigate the spread of the disease.”

Mass screening and testing ongoing in Moruca. [Photo: DPI]
In a regional breakdown of cases, Region Four has the highest number of confirmed cases -119; this is followed by Region One with 95 cases and Region Seven with 48. Region Three has recorded 26 cases so far; Regions Two and Six both recorded a single case of COVID-19; Region Eight recorded three cases; Region Nine 11 cases and Region Ten recorded 10 cases. To date, there is no confirmed case in Region Five.

In Region Seven, 273 persons have been tested so far with over 96 samples to be sent to the National Reference Laboratory. There are also 77 samples awaiting results.  An Isolation Centre will soon be ready to house 10 persons in the region.

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