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Guyana COVID-19 Situational Report

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Bobby Gossai, Jr.
Bobby Gossai, Jr. is currently pursuing the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Economics at the University of Aberdeen with a research focus on Fiscal Policies and Regulations for an Emerging Petroleum Producing Country. He completed his MSc (Econ) in Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance from the same institution, and also holds an MSC in Economics from the University of the West Indies. Mr. Gossai, Jr.’s professional experiences include being the head of the Guyana Oil and Gas Association and senior policy analyst and advisor at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

COVID-19 has now spread to 189 countries/regions around the world with over 5 million confirmed cases and more than 350,000 deaths.

The oil & gas industry continues to be heavily impacted on all fronts as falling demand and geopolitical ambitions have greatly impacted company finances.

The chart above shows the number of COVID-19 cases in Guyana from March 11, 2020, to May 27, 2020, as reported by the Ministry of Public Health. The chart illustrates the cumulative daily number of persons who have been tested and the total number of confirmed cases in Guyana for the reported period.

At the current date, Guyana has tested 1500 persons for the virus, from which there have been a reported total of 139 persons who have contracted it. In March, the daily average increase in confirmed cases from the total number of persons tested was 30.9%. Whilst for the month of April, the daily average increases in confirmed cases from the total number of persons tested were reported to be 7.1%.

The month of May is currently showing a daily average increase of 2.0% in the number of confirmed cases from the total number of tested persons.

The chart above highlights the current COVID-19 situation in Guyana as of May 27, 2020. From the time of the first reported case to the current date a total of 11 persons have lost their lives from the virus.

Guyana has seen 67 persons being fully recovered from the novel coronavirus from March to May. Currently, there are 61 active cases of COVID-19, as reported by the Ministry of Public Health, of which 8 are in institutional quarantine and 2 other persons are in a more severe state within the intensive care unit.

The chart above shows the daily number of cases in Guyana. It highlights the daily positively confirmed cases and the daily deaths which have been recorded from the virus during the period of March to May.

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