46 new COVID-19 cases from 420 tests
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GUYANA has recorded 46 new cases of COVID-19 from a total of 420 tests conducted, according to the Ministry of Health. This brings the total number of positive cases recorded in Guyana to 4,208.

Of the 46 new cases reported, there were 25 males and 21 females. These cases were recorded in Regions One (19 cases), Three (four cases), Four (11 cases), Six (one case), Seven (two cases), Eight (six cases) and 10 (three cases). Of the total cases, 3,242 persons have recovered.

Eight other persons are in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), while 35 persons are in institutional quarantine and the number of deaths is at 126. A further 757 persons are isolated at home. The updated COVID–19 Emergency Measures (No. Eight) will expire on November 30, 2020 unless earlier terminated, extended or amended by notice of the Minister of Public Health after an assessment of the prevailing public health conditions of the pandemic.

As per these measures, all persons are required to wear face masks when leaving their homes. Physically distancing and adequate sanitisation are also important. The curfew is now 22:30 hours to 04:00 hours.

Persons with symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to call the COVID-19 hotline numbers 231-1166, 226-7480 or 180/181 for assistance.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly-discovered coronavirus. Most people, who fall sick with COVID-19, will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.

There are, however, vulnerable groups such as persons with underlying conditions and elderly patients, who may develop the severe forms of the disease.

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