THE number of persons tested positive for the coronavirus has increased by 28, according to the Health Ministry’s COVID-19 dashboard for January 5, 2020.
Even as new cases were recorded, 12 persons were reported to have recovered from the virus.
The newly-confirmed cases were recorded in nine of the 10 administrative regions; Region Six recorded no new COVID-19 cases. Thirteen of the new confirmed cases were males with the remaining 15 being females.
Regions Two, Three and Eight recorded two cases each while Regions Five, Seven and Nine each recorded one new case; three cases were also recorded in Region 10. The remaining 11 cases were recorded in Region Four. It was reported that the 28 new cases were recorded from a total of 329 tests. The country has now recorded a total of 6,407 confirmed cases since the first COVID-19 case was reported in March 2020.
An additional 12 persons have recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of persons who have recovered since March to 5,948.
There are currently 339 active cases, five of which are being kept at the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the National Infectious Diseases Hospital at Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown.
Currently, there are 18 persons in institutional isolation; 270 are in home isolation and 46 are in institutional quarantine. Many of the persons infected with the virus are said to be asymptomatic, that is, they are not exhibiting symptoms.
The updated COVID–19 Emergency Measures are in force from January 1, 2021, until January 31, 2021. All persons are required to wear face masks when leaving their homes. Physical distancing and adequate sanitisation are also important. The current curfew time is 22:30 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.