The Public Health Ministry revealed this afternoon that for the 2nd straight day, there were no new cases of the coronavirus recorded in Guyana. Fourteen tests were completed over the past 24hrs and all 14 of those tests returned a negative result.
The total number of active cases remains 71 with two of those persons in the Coronavirus ICU.
The Director of Primary Health Care, Dr. Ertensia Hamilton today focused once again on the situation in Regions 1 and 7.
Those two regions have recorded most of the recent cases.
Dr. Hamilton said persons in the mining communities need to be vigilant and provide the necessary information health authorities to assist in containing the spread of the disease in their communities.
“Those persons experiencing the signs and symptoms of this disease are asked to contact the hotline or the closest health facility so that you can access the necessary services. The same is being asked of all those who have been in contact with someone who was tested positive. We appeal to all other agencies and community groups to reinforce the guidelines to all residents”, Dr. Hamilton said.
Meanwhile the National Covid-19 Task Force has released several numbers that persons seeking the government’s assistance for relief items should call.