The Health Ministry on Tuesday stated that COVID-19 infections in Guyana have reached 70,561 with a whopping 91 new infections within a 24-hour period.
New statistics released by the Ministry indicated that there are still 1275 confirmed deaths, with one person in the Intensive Care Unit.
From the latest figures, 13 persons are in institutional isolation and 466 in home isolation. A total of 484 active cases across the country are being monitored with 13 persons hospitalised.
Additionally, a total of 68,806 persons have recovered. To date, 683,020 tests have been processed.
An analysis of the new cases showed that one was detected in Region One (Barima-Waini); two in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam); 15 in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara); 56 in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica); two in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice); five in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne); 13 in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni); 11 in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) and two in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).
There were no increases in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).
Speaking on adherence to the measures and practices recommended for COVID, Health Minister, Dr Frank Anthony shared, “It’s one thing to advise. It’s another thing for persons to adopt these behaviours. I think the adoption of these behaviours have been more problematic. Nevertheless, we have to try and inform people so that they can make proper decisions.”
The most recent vaccination numbers show that so far, 445,523 or 86.8 per cent of adults have taken a first dose, while 345,210 or 67.3 per cent are fully vaccinated.
For adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17, 35,502 or 48.7 per cent have received a first dose. Second doses stand at 26,010 or 35.7 per cent. Vaccines are also available for children within five to 11 years, whereby 7407 persons or 7.3 per cent have taken a first dose. Additionally, 2500 or 2.4 per cent have received a second jab.
Meanwhile, in excess of 71,850 persons have returned for their first booster dose.
In the Region of the Americas, that is, Latin America and the Caribbean, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has increased to 172 million while the death toll in the Region has gone up to 2.7 million.
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.