We are now back with the final segment of tonight’s newscast. The nation’s daily COVID-19 figures for the past twenty-four hours were released earlier this evening by the Ministry of Health and Wellness. While several clusters have been identified in various parts of the nation tonight, there are no new COVID-19 related deaths, however, eight new cases were confirmed. The Ministry’s Kathleen Azueta Cho provides the breakdown for tests done prior to one o’clock this afternoon.
Kathleen Azueta Cho, Ministry of Health and Wellness: “A total of 668 samples were tested, out of these 8 samples have resulted positive for COVID19. There are 4 new recoveries to report. Today we also report that 3 persons are hospitalized. We have 2 persons in the intensive care unit and no new death to report. The cumulative report we are presenting is from March 2020 when we had our first case. The new total of active cases now stands at 126, these are those persons who have been confirmed and are within the timeframe to transmit the virus. To date 140,170 samples have been tested nationally. Out of this 12,924 samples have resulted positive for COVID19. There are 194 individuals newly under investigation. A total of 325 deaths have been reported but we are pleased to report that there are 12,460 total recoveries.”
Of the eight new cases reported, half were recorded in the Stann Creek District.