Region 4 is back on top as the region with the highest number of new and active COVID-19 cases.
The Minister of Health made the revelation today during his daily COVID-19 update. Minister Anthony said Region Three has seen a reduction in its active numbers as more persons have been recovering from the virus, but in Region 4, the number of new cases is once again on the rise.
The Minister also revealed that of the 998 COVID-19 deaths recorded in Guyana, more than half of those deaths were recorded in Regions 3 and 4.
The Ministry of Health remains worried about the large number of persons who have taken the first shot of one of the COVID-19 vaccines and are still to return for their second dose. While 78% of the country’s adult population has taken a first dose of the vaccine, only 54% are fully vaccinated.
With the new COVID-19 variant, the Minister of Health is encouraging more persons to get vaccinated.