51 new COVID-19 cases recorded

The Health Ministry has announced that Guyana has recorded 51 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total number of confirmed cases to 4894. However, of this amount, 3791 persons have recovered.
Based on the statistics from the daily dashboard published by the Ministry, nine persons are housed in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while 68 persons are in institutional isolation.
The Ministry said that thus far, 2548 males have been tested positive while 2326 females form part of the total number of confirmed cases.
Some 25,088 COVID-19 tests have been administered based on the statistics. According to the daily dashboard, 887 persons are in home isolation and 67 in institutional quarantine. The death toll stands at 139.
The regional breakdown showed that three of the new cases were recorded in Region One (Barima-Waini); three in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam); one in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), 18 in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), 20 in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni); three in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), and three in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).
The Health Ministry continues to urge all Guyanese to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 Emergency Measures, which will guarantee the safety of all.
Persons are asked to ensure they are wearing face masks when leaving their homes. Also, they are asked to pay keen attention to the importance of maintaining the six feet physical distance from others, and the need for good hand hygiene to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Persons displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, or in need of any additional information are asked to contact the COVID-19 Hotline on 231-1166, 226-7480 or 624-6674 immediately or visit www.health.gov.gy.

St Cuthbert’s Mission
Meanwhile, as the cases in St Cuthbert’s Mission raise, Health Minister, Dr Frank Anthony during the COVID-19 update on Monday said that with more testing being done, it is expected that the number of positives cases will increase.
The cases in St Cuthbert’s Mission has risen to 239.
“A lot of them are asymptomatic, they have no signs or symptoms, but we, nevertheless, are monitoring them…we are monitoring, and anyone who develop any signs or symptoms, then we’ll bring those persons down to Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. The team on the ground has been paying attention to what is happening and they will continue to do so and today we will continue with our testing,” the Health Minister said. He also confirmed that two doctors are now permanently stationed in St Cuthbert’s Mission.