50 more people recover after COVID-19

An additional 50 people have recovered from being infected with the virus, COVID-19, but 46 more people were affected, according to the Ministry of Health.

Guyana has now recorded 6,171 cases of the virus after 46 new cases were recorded from 276 new tests. The Ministry’s daily COVID-19 dashboard reflected that there were currently 802 active cases. The newer cases were recorded in 31 men and 15 women. They were also distributed across Region One (four cases), Region Three (one case), Region Four (27 cases), Region Five (one case), Region Six (five cases) and Region 10 (eight cases).

To date, 5,369 infected people have recovered. Many of the people infected with the virus are said to be unresponsive, that is, with no symptoms. However, seven patients are still detained in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the National Infectious Diseases Hospital in Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown.

There are 12 people in institutional quarantine, 34 in institutional isolation and 602 apart from home. 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.