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COVID-19 Cases Spiral Upward in the Rupununi

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7th of September, 2020. Region 9, Guyana, South America

Last updated: September 7, 2020 at 16:41 pm

As officials continue to plead with residents of the Rupununi to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines, the infection rate shows no signs of slowing up.

As of today, 7th of September, 2020, there has been a total of 248 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana in Region 9. Of these, 232 have recovered leaving 48 active cases. There has been four COVID-19 deaths in the Rupununi so far.

The following new cases were reported today:

Yakarinta 10

Massara 15

Toka 1

Cork wood 1

Karasabai 9

Tiperu 3

Rukumuta 1

Tiger pond 1

The above includes 5 new villages recording infections. The Regional Health Officer and the Lethem COVID-19 Medical Team is pleading with residents to continue to wash and sanitize your hands, wear a mask in the public, and limit your movements to other villages. Also cease movements across the borders.

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