Minister of Health says COVID-19 numbers are decreasing
COVID-19 cases continue to see a decrease in numbers, according to Minister of Health Kevin Bernard. The Ministry of Health’s most recent COVID-19 report states that there are currently eighty-two active COVID-19 cases. Bernard says that the ministry’s surveillance efforts, along with the country’s vaccination rate, have led to the dwindling of cases. According to Bernard, while only a fifty point eight percent of the country’s adult population has been vaccinated, when compared to the region, the number is significant.
Kevin Bernard, Minister of Health and Wellness: “COVID is dynamic as you know there are always variants and other factors popping up but when we did, when the EPI unit had given us the report in early December as you know we had the trend that it was going to take its peak in early January going into mid January start to decline we are seeing that already. So it all depends on the type of surveillance we are putting in the country and we have been on the ground, our people have been doing these studies but at the same time gladly we could say this that our Belizean people for the most part in this region when we look at the targeted population we have had a rather successful rate. We are not where we wanted to be at that 75% when we targeted that in September but we are still pushing vaccination. It’s important and I continue to advise our people get vaccinated. But yes while COVID is an issue like I said just now there are many other things affecting our society.”