51 new COVID-19 Cases; infections steadily climbing towards 13,000

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The Ministry of Health on Thursday recorded 51 new COVID-19 cases from 300 tests, taking the country’s overall number of confirmed cases to 12,754.

Seven regions recorded new cases. The majority of new infections were recorded in Region Four with 19 new cases, closely followed by Region Six with 16 new cases. Regions Seven and Nine recorded five cases each. The other two regions that recorded new cases are as follows: Region Two – four new cases, Region Five – one new case and Region One – one new case.  Regions Three, Eight and Ten reported no new infections.

To date, 10,880 persons have recovered; Guyana’s total number of deaths stand at 287.

There are 1,499 patients in home isolation, 72 patients are in institutional isolation and 16 patients are in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at the Infectious Diseases Hospital.

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