14 new COVID-19 tests conducted

…cases remain at 153

After 153 cases were reported on Sunday, this number has remained constant and no new person has since tested positive.
This was disclosed on Tuesday by Director of Primary Healthcare Services, Dr Ertinesa Hamilton.
Up until that time, COVID-19-related deaths remained at 12. Some 14 new samples were taken, bringing the total number of persons tested to 1672, with the total number of negative cases being 1519. There are 70 recoveries, 71 active cases in institutional isolation, two patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (UNIT) and 25 persons in institutional quarantine.
Residents of Regions One (Barima-Waini), Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) were reminded to desist from crossing the borders as COVID-19 continues to affect Brazil significantly.
“We wish to remind the residents of Regions One, Seven, Eight and Nine to desist from crossing the borders as COVID-19 continues to strike viciously and take lives in Brazil. Let us continue to pray for guidance and protection for health workers worldwide and especially our frontline workers who are heroically waging the war against COVID-19,” Dr Hamilton urged.
In Brazil, authorities are battling a whopping 539,045 cases with 30,486 deaths. Crossing the borders can bring more cases into the country, some of which might go undetected.
She commended Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) on its record of only one imported case and death since March. According to the Director, it is evident that residents in this area are following the established regulations.
Persons experiencing the signs and symptoms associated with the disease are asked to contact the hotline or the closest health facility to access the necessary services. The same is being asked of persons who have been in contact with a positive case.
Globally, the total number of cases is 6,057,853 with 371,166 deaths. In the region of the Americas, there are 2,817,232 cases with 160,514 deaths.