–100 new cases recorded
THE Ministry of Health has reported that one more person has died after contracting COVID-19, taking Guyana’s overall death toll to 570.
The latest fatality is a 75-year-old female from Region Ten (Upper Demerara-Berbice), who died while receiving treatment at a Ministry of Health facility.
Further, there are 866 active COVID-19 cases in Guyana, following the addition of 100 new cases on August 13, 2021. Those cases were detected from 813 tests.
The 100 newly-confirmed cases were recorded in Regions One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Nine and Ten.
Region Four accounted for 65 of the new cases while Regions One and Five recorded two new cases each; Regions Two, Nine and Ten recorded three new cases each; Region Three recorded 15 new cases and Region Six recorded seven new cases.
Even as new cases were recorded, 65 persons were reported to have recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 21,913.
The country has now recorded a total of 23,344 confirmed cases since the first COVID-19 case was reported in March 2020.
Of the active cases, 14 persons are at the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the National Infectious Diseases Hospital, Liliendaal, 86 are in institutional isolation, 761 are in home isolation and five 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 August 1, 2021, until August 31, 2021. They could be extended or amended by notice of the Minister of Health, after an assessment of the prevailing public health conditions of the pandemic. As per the current measures, however, all persons are required to wear face masks when leaving their homes, and physical distancing and adequate sanitisation are recommended. The current curfew begins at 22:30 hrs and ends at 04:00 hrs.
Persons with symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to call the COVID-19 hotline numbers: 231-1166; 226-7480; or 180/181 for assistance.