COVID-19 cases remain at 159

…99 recoveries reported

Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Shamdeo Persaud on Monday announced that Guyana has seen no new cases of COVID-19 – indicating that the current figure is still 159.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Shamdeo Persaud

During Monday’s briefing, he stated that the COVID-19 death toll remained at 12. The last increase in cases was reported last Friday when health authorities detected one new case.
To date, the total number of persons tested is 1959, with 1800 returning negative results.
Currently, 99 persons have recovered while there are 48 active cases in institutional isolation, two patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and 22 persons in institutional quarantine.
Meanwhile, for the repatriation of Guyanese being facilitated currently, Dr Persaud reminded that all persons must be tested for COVID-19 in order to return home. They must get the PCR test done since the Public Health Ministry is not accepting the results of a Rapid Test. There are also guidelines which must be followed on the aircraft to protect against any possible infection.
“As more of our loved ones prepare to return, I wish to remind them of the importance of having the PCR test done; they must remember that the Ministry of Public Health is not accepting the results of a Rapid Test. Further, I wish to encourage those returning to take every precaution to remain safe on their arrival home, even as they are required to adhere to the week’s quarantine.”
With students returning to school this week, he urged parents and teachers to foster dialogue with children as often as possible to follow the stipulated guidelines.
“I encourage all students, teachers, auxiliary staff, parents and guardians to continue to have that dialogue as often as possible. Remember to follow all guidelines to protect everyone. To you, our teachers, the Ministry of Public Health wishes to reiterate special thanks to you for responding to the call during this COVID-19 pandemic to assist in preparing our nation’s children. These exams as we know are very important as they set them on the way towards building their lives and future careers,” Dr Persaud highlighted.
If anyone is experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19, they are asked to call the hotlines, use the mobile units or one of the COVID-19 facilities.
Globally, there are 7, 690, 708 cases with 427, 630 deaths. In the Region of the Americas, the total number of positive cases is 3, 711, 768 with 199,252 deaths.