Monday, January 25, 2021

21 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Guyana

Twenty-one new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday.
This was revealed through the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard.
The new cases were recorded after some 241 more persons were tested which increased the total number of persons tested in the country to 27,807. According to the regional breakdown of the cases, 19 of the new cases were recorded in Region Six and one case each was recorded in Regions Three and Four.
The situation regarding the spread of COVID-19 in the Moruca sub district has become a cause for concern for Health Officials.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud revealed on Monday that there were 21 new cases of the disease, taking the total number of active cases to 90. A total of 103 persons have made full recoveries.
“As of 22nd June 2020, of the 39 tests done, there have been twenty-one (21) new cases. The total number of confirmed cases is now 205 and the number of COVID-19 deaths remains at 12.
We are happy to announce that 103 persons have recovered to date. In institutional isolation we now have 90 active cases and 24 cases in Institutional quarantine. There is no patient in the COVID-19 ICU. We have conducted 2,147 tests so far with 1,942 being negative”, Dr. Persaud revealed.
Eighteen of the twenty-one new cases of the coronavirus are from the Region One sub-district of Moruca which already had more than 20 other cases.


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