Two more COVID-19 deaths, 49 new cases recorded

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The Ministry of Health has reported two more COVID-19 deaths bringing the total number of deaths to 54 and 49 new cases moving the overall total to 1,812.

The two new deaths were recorded in Regions One and Seven on Friday.

In a statement, the Ministry said a 62 -year-old man of Cuyuni/Mazaruni (Region 7) died while receiving care at a medical facility. The second death is a 67-year-old man of Barima/Waini (Region 1).

The Ministry did not say where the patients died but noted that “samples were collected from both at the time of admission and were tested positive for COVID-19.”

As it relates to the 49 new cases, four were recorded in Region One, two in Region Two, three in Region Three, 26 in Region Four, one in Region Seven and 13 in Region Nine.

According to the Ministry’s daily dashboard, the new cases resulted from 171 tests.

There are 48 persons in institutional isolation and 504 persons in home isolation.

So far, 1,191 persons have recovered while 86 suspected cases are in institutional quarantine.

The Ministry reported that all Guyanese are reminded to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES (NO. 9) which are in effect until September 30, 2020. This order emphasises:
 the need for correct and consistent use of face masks when leaving their homes;
 the importance of maintaining the six feet physical distance from others
 and the need for good hand-hygiene to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
If anyone is displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, or need any additional information kindly contact the COVID-19 Hotline 231 1166, 226 7480 or 624 6674 IMMEDIATELYor visit us at www.health.gov.gy .

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