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COVID-19 claims another life, 37 confirmed cases

On Tuesday night, another person died of COVID-19 at the Georgetown Public Hospital.  The Ministry of Public Health has announced that the total number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Guyana now stands at 37 as of April 8, 2020.

This was disclosed by Public Health Minister Hon. Volda Lawrence in her update to the nation today.

Seven persons who have been quarantined and three persons who were isolated have been medically cleared and will be discharged today.

The number of coronavirus deaths locally has unfortunately risen to six with the most recent death occurring on April 7, 2020.

One hundred and forty-five persons have been tested with 108 of those tested returning negative and 37 positives (this figure includes the six deaths)

A posthumous test conducted on the latest fatality proved he was indeed positive for the coronavirus.

Another 27 are in institutional quarantine.  With reference to the patients in institutional isolation by MOPH, the number is 30.

The current number of persons hospitalized in the COVID-19 ICU is three.

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