On Saturday, Guyana recorded three additional deaths as a result of the COVID-19 virus, bringing the country’s overall death toll from the virus to 255. The latest deaths are three women: a 65-year-old and a 63-year-old girl, both from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and a 41-year-old man from Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), all died while being cared for in a medical facility.
Guyana has also recorded an additional 105 new cases from 1,152 tests conducted, taking the number of cases of people infected with the virus since it was first detected in Guyana in March, 2020 to 11,149, from Some 99,349 tests were carried out. There are currently 15 people in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 69 in institutional isolation, 1089 in home isolation, and 18 in institutional quarantine.
As of April 10, 33 new recoveries have been recorded, taking the total recoveries of the virus to about 9,721. Region Four has continued to see the largest increase in cases with 46 new infections reported in the region for Saturday; Region Three followed with 20 new cases while Regions Six and 10 each recorded 11 new cases. Region Two has recorded four new cases while Region Five has seen an increase of six new cases and Region Seven, seven new cases.
All Guyanese are encouraged to observe COVID-19 emergency measures protocols, which emphasize the need for accurate and consistent use of a face mask when leaving home, the importance of maintaining the physical distance of six feet from others, and the need for hygiene good hands to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. If anyone you know is exhibiting any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, or needs any additional information, please contact the COVID-19 helpline at 231-1166, 226-7480 or 624 -6674 immediately or visit the Ministry of Health at www .health.gov.gy.