The number of coronavirus cases in Guyana is climbing at an alarming level and the increase in new cases is happening across all of the regions.
Based on the data provided by the Ministry of Health, since the start of November, Guyana has recorded 1,028 new cases of COVID-19.
There have also been 23 deaths recorded so far for this month with at least another death being investigated for being coronavirus-related.
Two new deaths were recorded today, taking the total number of deaths to 149.
The total number of recorded COVID-19 cases in the country has surpassed 5000 with over 800 of those cases still active.
The climb in new cases is coming even as the country is heading into the holiday season when there is an increase in activity in the shopping district.
Health officials are already pleading with store owners to put systems in place to safeguard their staff and customers.
But Health officials and the National COVID-19 Task Force are bracing themselves for more cases in the coming weeks. Already, the authorities appear to be finding it difficult to keep a tab on bars and entertainment spots that are flouting the Coronavirus regulations.
With a curfew from 10:30pm to 4am, many entertainment spots are keeping their doors open and welcoming guests after the curfew hours. This week, the National COVID-19 Task Force announced that it has sent warning letters to more than 40 businesses already for flouting the COVID-19 regulations.
Guyana recorded its first case of coronavirus back in March and the number of new infections has been on the increase since then, with notable spikes in the last three months as testing increased.