Guyana: Health Ministry expressed concern over increasing COVID-19
Guyana: Health Ministry expressed concern over increasing COVID-19

Georgetown, Guyana: The Health Ministry of the Republic of Guyana has recently raised concern over the looming threat of COVID-19 infection in the world. According to the update shared by the ministry, the country has witnessed the death of around 11 deaths due to the global pandemic in the year 2023. The data was shared by the ministry on February 21, 2023.

The social media post by the ministry read, “The Ministry of Health has recorded 11 COVID-19-related deaths from January 01, 2023, to date.”


Furthermore, it stated that the threat of COVID-19 is still looming, and the COVID-19 pandemic is NOT over.

“Protect yourself and everyone around you by getting your booster shot, wearing a face mask and practising good hand hygiene,” the social media post by the ministry further said, adding, “It will is also important that you maintain a safe distance of 6 feet from others.”

As per the data shared by the ministry, as of February 22, 2023, the number of confirmed cases reported in the country is as many as 73,062, out of which the highest has been registered from Region Four (36,281), and the lowest has been reported from Region Eight (924).

The health ministry has also claimed that out of the total reported cases, 33,448 are males, and the remaining 39,614 are females. Four (4) people of Guyana have been receiving special treatment in the institutional isolation centres, and Eighteen (18) have been home isolated by the ministry of health.

The update informs that the number of recovered cases reported in the nation is 71,742, and the number of deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic stands at 1,298. Furthermore, the minister outlined that the number of tests conducted by the medical authority of the nation is 720,953.

Along with this, the ministry has also shared some precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

• Wear a face mask
• Keep a physical distance of at least 6 feet
• Wash your hands or use hand-sanitiser
• If one has any symptoms, call the COVID-19 hotline.