COVID cases soar pass 13,000; over 1,700 active


The Ministry of Health on Thursday recorded 143 new COVID-19 cases from 1,240 tests, taking the country’s overall number of confirmed cases to 13,106.

The majority of new infections were recorded in Region Four with 80 new cases, closely followed by Region Three with 22 new cases and Region Nine with 21.  Regions Two and Ten recorded one new case each.

The other regions that recorded new cases are as follows: Region One – three new cases; Region Five – five new cases; Region Six – seven new cases and Region Seven  – three new cases.

Region Eight reported no new infections. To date, 11,110 persons have recovered.

Guyana’s total number of deaths is now at 295 since the pandemic hit these shores in March 2020 after two women succumbed on Wednesday.

There are 1,597 patients in home isolation, 88 patients are in institutional isolation and 16 patients are in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at the Infectious Diseases Hospital and eight are in institutional quarantine.


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