Home News Guyana has 877 active COVID-19 cases
…11 in ICU
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Guyana is now at 877, as 27 new positives were confirmed on Saturday. Latest statistics confirmed that there are now 4484 total confirmed cases of the virus.
A gender contraction model indicated that 2350 males contracted the life-threatening virus when compared to 2134 females.
The Health Ministry published its latest dashboard, which showed the number of deaths remaining at 134. The most recent deaths were that of a 58-year-old man from Region Four and a 56-year-old man from Region One (Barima-Waini), who both died at medical facilities on Friday.
Meanwhile, 11 persons are now seeking treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). There are 73 persons in institutional isolation, 753 in home isolation and 40 in institutional quarantine. Guyana has recorded 3511 recoveries and 21,754 persons have been tested thus far.
A breakdown showed that 10 new cases were detected in Region One (Barima-Waini), four in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), one in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), 10 in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), one in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) and one in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).
The cases in Regions Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) and 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) remained at 378, 139, 376 and 150 respectively.
Health Minister, Dr Frank Anthony would have announced that they’re looking to start transferring patients to the Infectious Diseases Hospital at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara, in this new week. Equipment was being installed at the facility and once the transfer is made, it would ease the burden off the Georgetown Public Hospital.
Speaking on the staffing capacity at the new facility, he said some will be transferred from GPHC while there were some new recruitments.
“In terms of staffing, we do have the staff that are currently operating at the Georgetown Hospital at the Infectious Diseases ICU. Those staff would be going across to man the new ICU that we have and also, we had a number of persons that we brought on, maybe about a month ago, so they will continue to be part of the staffing arrangements,” Dr Anthony had said.
Guyanese are reminded to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 Emergency Measures (No 10), which are in effect until November 31, 2020. This order emphasises, among other things, the need for correct and consistent use of a face mask when leaving 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 need any additional information, kindly contact the COVID-19 Hotline 231-1166, 226-7480 or 624-6674 immediately or visit www.health.gov.gy. (G12)