Nearly 93 percent of Guyana’s COVID-19 patients have improved

The GUYANA COVID-19 recovery rate on Thursday was 92.6 percent with 5,990 recoveries recorded. This follows an increase of seven recoveries on Thursday from Wednesday’s total of 5,983, among other factors. Recovery rate is calculated as a percentage of total recoveries versus total confirmed cases.
Speaking to the Department of Public Information on Thursday, Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony, of the confirmed cases, found that 80 per cent were disproportionate and 20 per cent hospitalized.

Of those in hospital, nearly four percent require intensive care and among those patients, about three percent would succumb to the new 2019 coronary virus disease.
“With the work we’ve been doing, we’ve been able to follow those general trends and it’s good that we’re able to get such high recoveries.
“We have to see how the pandemic is evolving. The virus is not a static virus. It’s rolling. If the forthcoming new variants could be more transferable… then those things can change, ”the minister explained. The nation’s COVID-19 statistics for Thursday reveal that 312 active cases, of which 287 are home alone, 25 are in institutional isolation, five of which are COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) ). Since taking office, the Ministry has been led by President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali made several interventions to strengthen Guyana’s COVID-19 response.

Apart from the often reviewed gazetted orders, the government not only increased testing capabilities in urban and remote areas, but also strengthened the ability of hospitals to treat Covid patients. The Guyana Infectious Disease Hospital in Liliendaal is also adequately equipped to respond to the pandemic.
These interventions were complemented by increased training for laboratory and hospital staff, the acquisition of essential equipment such as respirators and oxygen concentrators and others, and the introduction of the COVI-CURB Campaign to educate people to alleviate the transmission of the disease. (DPI)