20 new COVID-19 cases – Guyana Chronicle

GUYANA has now recorded 6,125 cases of the virus, COVID-19, after 20 new cases were reported from 162 new tests, according to the Ministry of Health. The Ministry’s daily COVID-19 dashboard reflected that there were currently 806 active cases. The newer cases were recorded in 13 males and seven females. They were also distributed across Region One (one case), Region Four (eight cases), Region Seven (one case), Region Eight (one case), Region Nine (five cases) and Region 10 (four cases).

To date, 5319 infected people have recovered, an additional 14 people over the 24 hour period. Many of the people infected with the virus are said to be disproportionate, that is, they do not exhibit any symptoms. However, seven patients are now detained in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the National Infectious Diseases hospital in Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown. There are 20 people in institutional quarantine, 36 in institutional isolation and 604 in home isolation. No additional deaths were recorded; so the number of deaths remains at 159.

The updated COVID-19 Emergency Measures (Number Nine) are in effect from December 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. They may be extended or amended by notice of the Minister of Health, after an assessment of the general public health conditions of the pandemic. These current measures, however, require everyone to wear face masks when leaving their homes. Adequate physical distance and cleanliness are also important. The current curfew is 22:30 hours to 04:00 hours. People with COVID-19 symptoms are asked to call the COVID-19 helpline numbers: 231-1166; 226-7480; or 180/181 for assistance.