94 new COVID cases, ministry warns of new deadlier wave

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Guyana on Saturday recorded a total of 94 new COVID-19 cases, bringing Guyana’s overall number of confirmed cases to 10,540.

Leading the news cases is Region Four with 45; following behind is Region Three with 21 new infections. Regions Ten and Seven recorded 10 and 12 new cases, respectively.

There were also four news cases recorded in Region Seven and two news cases for Region Six.

To date, 9,215 persons have recorded while Guyana’s total number of deaths remains at 237. There are 999 persons in home isolation, 77 patients are in institutional isolation and 13 patients are in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at the Infectious Disease Hospital.

New deadlier wave of COVID-19

Guyana has been hit with a new surge of the COVID-19 virus that is stronger, deadlier and faster spreading, forcing the Health Ministry to issue another stern word of caution to citizens to adhere to the protective measures in place.

According to the ministry, the new strain is so severe that it attacks healthy young adults with no pre-existing conditions and no co-morbidities.

“COVID-19 is more dangerous now than at any time before. It is in the interest and welfare of ourselves and our families to adhere to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and the Task Force,” the Health Ministry urged.

Citizens are advised that if it is necessary to leave the confines of their home, a mask is to be worn at all times especially when in public places.

“This includes when you are traveling in public transportation. Avoid large crowds and gatherings. It is simply not safe. Stay your distance. Ensure regular washing and sanitization of hands,” the Health Ministry urged further.

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