COVID hotspots: Tuschen, Diamond, Kitty, Bartica
Areas classified as COVID-19 hotspots across the country are being closely monitored by the government as Guyana faces a third, deadlier wave of the dreaded coronavirus, said to be fueled by the emergence of the Delta variant.
On Tuesday, in his daily COVID-19 briefing, Health Minister, Dr. Frank Anthony identified Kitty, Sophia and Cummings Lodge as the hotspots for Georgetown with 583 active cases; of this total, 77 were recorded in Kitty.
“In almost every ward of the [capital] city, we have cases,” Dr. Anthony said.
There are 432 active cases on the East Coast of Demerara, of which 33 alone are in Mon Repos. On the East Bank of Demerara, there are 384 active cases; Grove has 67 while Diamond has 59 active cases.
Over in Region Three, Tuschen on the East Bank of Essequibo is still considered a COVID-19 hotspot. The region currently has 560 active cases and Tuschen has the highest with 53. Additionally, Bartica in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) has the highest active cases with 60 while the entire region has a total of 74 cases.
Communities all across the country have instituted partial lockdowns in an effort to curb the high cases seen in their area.
The Health Minister continues to push for persons to get vaccinated against the virus, reiterating that it is one of the most effective methods to protect oneself.