The Ministry of Health revealed today that 59 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Guyana as of midnight Monday.
The 59 new cases have taken the total number of active cases to 1,110.
Of the more than 1100 active cases, 917 of those persons who tested positive for COVID-19 are in home isolation with 193 other active cases in a government facility. There are 12 persons in the Coronavirus ICU.
Concern has been growing about the large number of persons being allowed to isolate at home.
Former Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence in a recent interview said she believes the home isolation of such a large number of positive cases is responsible for the surge and spread of the virus that Guyana is now seeing.
She believes the Health Ministry ought to act to stem the spread by ensuring those who test positive are not allowed to return home to isolate, especially when adequate monitoring measures are not in place.
The Health Ministry has been doing more widespread testing.