May 03rd Coronavirus Update

10.489 cases were confirmed in Suriname

The pandemic caused by the new coronavirus has already spread to 222 countries with 154.161.211 infected. The disease is caused by a new virus that had not been detected in humans until a few months ago.

In Suriname the total number of positive cases is 10.489.

In the last 24 hours, no deaths were reported and the number of fatalities remains at 207.

So far, 26 pacients are in critical condition expecting to react positively.

In contrast, it has been reported that 9.414 people have recovered in the country.

The president Desi Bouterse is closely monitoring the situation while the authorities continue to coordinate the actions of health personnel across the country.

Recommendations to minimize the transmission of the infection can be found at the World Health Organization (WHO)

Total infected New cases Total deaths Deaths in the last report Total recovered Total critical cases
Suriname 10.489 0 207 0 9.414 26
World 154.161.211 657.076 3.226.271 9.997 132.274.094 111.438


As of May 03rd WHO released new figures on the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes coronavirus disease COVID-19. The global total is 154.161.211 which marks an increase of 657.076 62,755 from the previous day.

Additionally, the number of people who died as a result of complications related to the effects of the virus amounts to 9.997 and the total number of deaths in the world is 3.226.271.

WHO accounts 132.274.094 people recovered and 111.438 infected by Covid 19 in critical condition.

People with COVID-19 often have flu-like symptoms, such as fever, tiredness, and a dry cough. Some may have muscle aches, a stuffy nose, a sore throat, or diarrhea. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease in about 7 days without the need for any special treatment. About 1 in 6 people who develop COVID-19 can progress to a serious illness, having difficulty breathing, and will require hospitalization.

Some cases of worldwide personalities that have tested positive for the coronavirus. The list includes politicians, actors, musicians and celebrities, among others.


COVID-19 is a new respiratory illness that was first discovered in Wuhan, China. It is transmitted from person to person.

Common symptoms

Dry cough
Dry cough

Severe cases

High fever
High fever
Difficulty breathing
Difficulty breathing
Symptoms may appear 1 to 12 days following exposure to the virus
Who is most at risk of becoming seriously ill?
People over age 60
People over age 60.
People with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes and heart disease
People with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
How is it transmitted?
Through close contact with an infected person
By an infected person coughing or sneezing
  • Through close contact with an infected person.
  • By an infected person coughing or sneezing.
  • By touching contaminated objects or surfaces and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.


Make sure you get your information from a reliable source.
Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use an alcohol-based gel.
Cover your mouth with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze or use a tissue and dispose of used tissue immediately and wash your hands.


Avoid close contact with people who have flu-like symptoms.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid sharing cups, plates or other personal items and disinfect all surfaces that are touched frequently.
If you have traveled to areas where COVID-19 is circulating or have been in contact with someone who has it and you experience fever, cough or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately. Do not self-medicate.