GUYANA has recorded an increase in the number of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases within the last 24 hours, with the number moving from 24 to 29.

In a report, the Guyana Chronicle said this increase was reflected in information which was released by the Ministry of Public Health, late Sunday night.

According to the public health minister, the number of persons who have been tested has moved from 97 to 110, with the results showing 29 positives, one inconclusive and 80 negatives. The number of deaths remain at four and so far, the ministry said six persons are in institutional isolation, 34 in intuitional quarantine and 157 persons on home quarantine.
The ministry and by extension government has already employed a number of measures to curb the spread of the virus. The existing efforts, such as the COVID-19 hotline will be supplemented after the ministry rolls out a self-test APP.

Through the app, persons will be able to self-test and upload their information which will go directly to the ministry’s surveillance team. Persons will then be contacted by the team if deemed necessary.

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