Guyana has recorded 7 new cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours and all of those new cases are from the Region One sub-district of Mabaruma.
The Deputy Chief Medical Officer revealed today that there are now 143 active cases of coronavirus in Guyana with 11 of those cases in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit.
“As of July 7, 2020, of the 37 tests done, there have been 7 new cases, coming from Mabaruma sub-district Region 1, bringing our total number of positive cases to 284. 125 persons have recovered, but our COVId-19 deaths have now climbed to 16.”
In institutional isolation we currently have 143 active cases, 19 persons in institutional quarantine, and 11 persons in the COVID ICU. To date we have tested 2926 persons with 2642 being negative”, Dr. Gordon-Boyle reported.
She said the number of new cases continue to be of concern to the Public Health Ministry as those numbers climb steadily in four of the ten regions.
Dr. Boyle said “the number of positive cases continues to be a source of grave concern for the Ministry of Public Health. Over the past week, we have recorded another twenty-five new cases distributed in Regions #1, #3, #4 and #7 with four COVID related deaths”.
The Deputy Chief Medical Officer once again reminded persons that recovering from coronavirus may not mean all of their troubles are over as there have been cases of persons suffering from long term ailments because of the effect of the virus on their bodies.
“Are we really serious about returning to normalcy when we openly flout all the guidelines that have been outlined for our protection? Are we saying that we are uncaring about our life and those of others around us? Where has our appreciation for life disappeared to? It is unfair to our Health Care Workers, ten of whom have become ill and have had to battle for their lives with COVID-19 and you know what, this was totally unnecessary but for your carelessness . I am pleading with you again to consider your actions and envisage that your life could drastically change and end in fatality”.
The majority of the current COVID-19 cases in Guyana are in Region One.