753 active COVID-19 cases being monitored

…66 new infections, zero deaths recorded in 24h

The Health Ministry on Saturday reported that COVID-19 infections have been on the decline after a massive third wave a few months ago but it is still monitoring 753 active cases.
New statistics provided showed that no death was recorded for the past 24 hours but 66 new infections were detected, thus taking the confirmed cases to 38,817. The death toll remains at 1028.
There are 11 patients in the Intensive Care Unit, 43 in institutional isolation, 699 in home isolation, and six in institutional quarantine. Some 37,036 persons have recovered while 411,326 tests have been conducted.
For the new cases, one was recorded in Region One (Barima-Waini); one in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam); five in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara); 21 in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica); 12 in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice); 16 in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne); three in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni); six in Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) and one in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).
There was no increase reported in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).
The latest vaccination figures show that over 407,000 adults have received a first dose vaccine while more than 288,000 are fully immunised.
With regards to adolescents, over 30,000 got their first dose and over 21,000 are fully vaccinated.
Meanwhile, the Government started administering booster shots last month after studies around the world showed that the efficacy of the vaccines wanes after six months of receiving both doses. So far, over 7000 booster shots have been administered to the adult population.
The Health Ministry had reported that persons who took the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines can use Pfizer as the booster shot; while those who receive Sputnik V will get a Johnson and Johnson dose as a booster, and those with Sinopharm will get another shot of that jab as a booster.
All Guyanese are reminded to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 Emergency Measures (No 24), which are in effect until December 31, 2021. This order emphasises the need for everyone, 12 years and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19; 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 to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
If anyone is displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 or needs any additional information, they are asked to contact the COVID-19 Hotline 231-1166, 226-7480 or 624-6674 immediately or visit www.health.gov.gy.