1464 active COVID-19 cases in Guyana

From the 20,389 confirmed cases of COVID-19 that were detected locally since the pandemic unfolded, 1464 remain active and are being monitored by the Health Ministry.
Monday’s updated dashboard showed 11 new cases being detected in one day after 276 persons were swabbed. There were no new fatalities and the death toll remains at 478.
Fourteen persons are seeking treatment in the Intensive Care Unit, while another 94 are in institutional isolation, 1449 are in home isolation and one person is in institutional quarantine.
Out of the 193,582 persons that were tested for the virus since March 2020 – 9946 males and 10,443 females were positive.

New cases
An analysis of new cases showed two in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam); four in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica); four in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and one in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).
No new cases were recorded in Regions One (Barima-Waini), Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).
In Guyana, over 234,000 persons from the adult population have taken their respective first doses while more than 112,000 have returned for their second doses. Currently, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca and Sputnik V jabs are being used.
With a purchase of 400,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccines, 305,000 doses arrived in tranches with the remainder expected to arrive soon. Last week, 100,000 doses of the Chinese-manufactured Sinopharm vaccines were delivered.
Through an African Union/Caricom Agreement, Guyana is procuring 148,000 doses of vaccines – a portion of which will include Johnson and Johnson single-dose vaccines.
The COVAX mechanism, which had sent over 62,400 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines, is expected to make another delivery this month. The facility had committed to sending vaccines to cover 20 per cent of the eligible population.
If anyone is displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 or needs any additional information, contact the COVID-19 Hotline 231-1166, 226-7480 or 624-6674 immediately or visit www.health.gov.gy.
All Guyanese are reminded to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 emergency measures which emphasise the need for correct and consistent use of a face mask when leaving your home; the importance of maintaining the six feet physical distance from others; and the need for good hand hygiene.
Globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) some 183,368,584 confirmed cases were reported along with 3,975,503 deaths. For the Region of the Americas, confirmed COVID-19 cases has increased to 72,917,979 with a death toll of 1,917,766.
Meanwhile, the Organisation has been tracking COVID-19 virus variants since June 2020, sharing more than 52,000 viral sequences from Latin America and the Caribbean. It continues to monitor variants of concern in 43 countries and territories that have detected the Alpha variant.
The Gamma variant has been reported in 29 countries while the Beta strain has been detected in 18 countries. The newest variant of concern, Delta, has been reported in 14 countries, including Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Canada, Chile, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mexico, Puerto Rico, USA, Barbados, Peru and Sint Maarten. (G12)