Guyana records 24 new COVID-19 cases from 220 tests
Guyana on Tuesday recorded 24 new cases of the novel coronavirus, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 7678. These cases were from a total of 220 tests that were conducted within a 24-hour period.
According to statistics provided by the Health Ministry, five persons remain in the COVID-19 ICU, 57 in institutional isolation, 758 in home isolation, and six in institutional quarantine.
The number of persons who have died from the virus is 177, with the latest death being that of a 58-year-old female of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). She died on Sunday while receiving medical attention at a COVID-19 facility.
Meanwhile, the number of recoveries stands at 6681.
From the 24 new cases, one was recorded in Region One (Barima Waini); three in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara); eight in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica); one in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice); six in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), and four in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).
Of the 7678, confirmed cases, 1005 are from Region One (Barima-Waini), 228 from Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), 565 from Region Three, 3384 cases are from Region Four, and 206 from Region Five.
Also, in Region Six, 434 COVID-19 cases have been recorded, 618 in Region Seven, 238 in Region Eight, 410 in Region Nine, and 590 in Region 10.
To date, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported 102,942,987 confirmed cases globally along with 2,232,233 deaths.
WHO also reported on Sunday that in the Region of the Americas, that is, Latin America and the Caribbean, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has increased to 45,785,210 while the death toll stands at 1,057,894.
Meanwhile, on Monday, Health Minister, Dr Frank Anthony had stated that since the airports were reopened last October, 35 imported cases were recorded. This figure remains unchanged.
“I think what has helped is that many countries are requiring now that you have PCR for travel. By having tighter measures in terms of travel, it has drastically reduced the amount of persons coming in,” the Minister had stated.