Guyana records 30 new COVID-19 cases, 11 remain in ICU

Guyana recorded 30 new novel coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 4514.
According to the Health Ministry’s COVID-19 dashboard, this figure comprises some 2368 males and 2146 females.
However, only 852 of these cases are currently active, with 11 patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the remaining 841 persons in isolation: 63 in institutional isolation and the other 778 in home isolation.
There are also 49 persons in institutional quarantine.
The COVID-19 death toll remains at 134 after the latest fatalities were recorded on Friday when a 56-year-old man from Region One (Barima-Waini), and a 58-year-old male from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) died.
To date, some 3526 persons have recovered from the life-threatening virus. Guyana has tested a total of 22,092 persons thus far for the novel coronavirus.
A breakdown of the 30 new cases shows increased cases in six of the 10 administrative regions across the country.
These include five new cases in Barima-Waini; one in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara); 15 cases in Demerara-Mahaica; four each in Regions Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), and one case in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice).
The figures remained the same in Regions Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam); Five (Mahaica-Berbice); Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) at 91, 33, 79 and 376, respectively.
Since taking office, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government has embarked on a massive testing drive to ensure that all positive cases, especially asymptomatic cases, are detected. This has resulted in a high number of cases being detected.
Authorities have been pleading with, and reminding Guyanese to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 Emergency Measures (No 9). This order emphasises, among other things, the need for correct and consistent use of face masks when leaving home; the importance of maintaining six feet of physical distance from others and the need for good hand hygiene to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), as of Sunday, some 49,578,590 confirmed cases were reported globally along with 1,245,717 deaths.
The Region of the Americas, that is, Latin America and the Caribbean has been identified as the most affected region by the virus. WHO also reported on Sunday that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Region increased to 21,370,015 while the death toll has gone up to 654,512.
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