Guyana’s COVID-19 cases skyrocketed on Sunday as the Ministry of Public Health announced that the country has recorded 44 new cases in the past 24 hours.
There are now 268 active cases with three of those persons in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at the Georgetown Hospital. The total recovery number remains at 185.
News Source understands that the majority of the new cases are from the interior regions.
Among the 44 new cases are 10 Brazilians who were stopped and quarantined in Linden as they attempted to travel to the city from Region 9 last week. The other new cases are from Region Nine.
Region Nine on Friday sent out 142 samples to be tested and the new cases for the region yesterday and today are among the samples that were sent out to be tested.
More samples from the bordering region are still to be tested and those results are likely tomorrow.
Region Nine now has more than 80 active cases of COVID-19.