The 21 additional novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases recorded this week in Santa Rosa, Region One, have completely overwhelmed the health system in the indigenous village, leaving health authorities with no option but to erect isolation tents at a sports ground which lacks a water supply system.
This is according to a regional official, who spoke to Stabroek News on the condition of anonymity.
The Barima-Waini region has recorded a total of 45 cases of COVID-19 thus far with 44 of those cases being from Santa Rosa Village in the Moruca sub-district. According to the Ministry of Public Health’s (MoPH) Public Relations Officer Terrence Esseboom, the three new cases recorded yesterday are from Region One. The region’s first and second cases, which were recorded in Mabaruma and Santa Rosa respectively, have since recovered.