Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Guyana now 29

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The total number of confirmed cases of the novel corona virus (COVID-19) in Guyana now stands at 29 as of April 5, 2020.

Of the 29 confirmed cases, 25 are active and 4 are deceased.This was confirmed by the Ministry of Public Health. A total number of 110 persons have now been tested, DPI reported.

Another 157 are on home quarantine while 6 are in the Ministry of Public Health’s isolation. The number of persons in institutional quarantine stands at 34.

Globally the number of confirmed cases stands at 1,051,697, while the number of deaths is now 56,986. These figures represent 213 countries.

In the Region of the Americas there are 279,543 confirmed cases and 6,802 deaths.

The Ministry of Public Health is again calling on all citizens to heed the health advisories and observe the correct hygiene measures and precautions. Citizens are also asked to always   practice social   distancing in   the   workplace, public spaces, and while using public transportation so as reduce the spread of the corona virus diseases.