Reg. 5 records first COVID-19 case


Guyana’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise, and on Sunday morning the Regional Democratic Council of Region Five announced the region has recorded its first case.

“The Regional Chairman wishes to implore all Residents to take the necessary precautions as advised by the Ministry of Health to further prevent the spread of this virus,” the RDC posted on its Facebook page.

Under the measures implemented to curb the spread of the disease, the Region was under curfew on weekends only.

The RDC did not state where in Region Five the new case was recorded or whether it is a male or female.

On August 15, Guyana recorded 25 new cases, bringing the overall known cases to 674.

With 22 deaths and 310 recoveries, there are 104 active cases in institutional isolation, including seven persons in the Intensive Care Unit and 21 in home isolation.

There are 73 persons in institutional quarantine. Of the total cases, 334 are males and 340 are females.

Region One has 104 cases, Region Two has eight, Region Three has nine, Region Four recorded 190 cases, Region Five one, one case in Region Six, 155 cases in Region Seven, 10 in Region Eight, 138 in Region Nine and 39 cases in Region 10.

Thus far, a total of 5,933 persons have been tested for COVID-19.

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