We are now back with our final segment of tonight’s news. 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. No new COVID-19 related deaths were recorded, however, seven new cases were confirmed. The Ministry’s Bridget Rhys provides the breakdown for tests done prior to one o’clock this afternoon.
Bridget Rhys, Ministry of Health and Wellness: “A total of 718 samples were tested, out of this 7 samples have resulted positive for COVID19. There are 7 new recoveries to report. Today we also report that 4 infected persons are hospitalized. We have two persons in the intensive care unit and no new deaths 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 122, these are those persons who have been confirmed and are within the time frame to transmit the virus. To date 139,502 samples have been tested nationally. Out of this 12,916 samples have resulted positive for COVID19. There are 298 individuals newly under investigation. A total of 325 deaths have been reported but we are pleased to report that there are 12,456 total recoveries.”
Of the seven new cases reported, the majority were recorded in the Cayo District.