153 new COVID infections from over 2,000 tests


Guyana on Thursday recorded one of the highest numbers of positive COVID-19 infections from a total of 2, 478 tests. 153 new cases were recorded, taking the overall number of confirmed cases since March 2020, to 11, 527.

In Region Four where a number of COVID-19 hotspots were identified on the East Bank Demerara, East Coast Demerara and Georgetown, a total of 82 new infections were recorded.

This is followed by Region Three with 31 new cases, Region Nine recorded 10 new cases, Region Seven saw nine new cases while Region Ten recorded seven new cases and Regions One and Two recorded one new case each.

The Ministry of Health earlier on Thursday confirmed the death of a 96-year-old Aishalton, Region Nine resident, Simon Marcello, taking the country’s death toll to 263.

A total of 135 new recoveries were also recorded, taking the total number of recoveries to 10, 015.

There are 10 patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at the Infectious Diseases Hospital, 78 patients are in institutional isolation and 1, 161 patients are in home quarantine.

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