The Ministry of Health and Wellness has provided an update on the nation’s COVID-19 statistics. Unfortunately, there has been a slight increase in the number of deaths. Technical Advisor for HECOPAB, Kathleen Azueta-Cho explains.
Kathleen Azueta-Cho, Technical Advisor, Ministry of Health and Wellness: “A total of 2,462 samples were tested. Out of this 22 samples have resulted positive for COVID-19. There are 12 new recoveries to report. Today we also report that one infected person is hospitalized. We have no one in the intensive care unit but there is one new death to report. The cumulative report we are presenting is for March 2020 when we had our first case. The new total of active cases now stands at 47, these are those persons who have been confirmed and are within the time frame to transmit the virus. To date 102,611 samples have been tested nationally. Out of this 12,477 samples have resulted positive for COVID-19. There are 105 individuals newly under investigation. A total of 318 deaths have been reported but we are pleased to report that there are 12,102 total recoveries. The heat map shows the districts mostly affected. The greatest number of cases is seen in Cayo, Stann Creek and Belize districts. Cayo reported 8 new cases with San Ignacio Town responsible for 3 of those cases. Stann Creek districted reported 8 new cases with Dangriga Town and Silk Grass each responsible for two new cases. Belize district reported 5 new cases with Belize City responsible for 4 of those cases. Toledo district reported one new case with Punta Gorda Town responsible for that case. Corozal and Orange Walk districts had no new cases. The Ministry of Health and Wellness has started it’s COVID-19 vaccine campaign countrywide. When it’s your turn we urge you to get vaccinated. We also advise that even after getting vaccinated persons are to continue wearing a face mask properly in public, maintain consistent physical distancing, avoid social gatherings and wash and sanitize hands often. Please be safe and stay at home unless conducting essential business. Get vaccinated Belize.”