The Ministry of Health and Wellness has provided an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in Belize for the first time since Friday. The good news is that there have been no deaths recorded. Technical Advisor Kathleen Azueta Cho explains.
Kathleen Azueta Cho, Technical Advisor, Ministry of Health and Wellness: “A total of 1,884 samples were tested. Out of this 12 samples have resulted positive for COVID-19. There are 17 new recoveries to report. Today we also report that two infected persons are hospitalized. We have no one 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 38, these are those persons who have been confirmed and are within the time frame to transmit the virus. To date 99,491 samples have been tested nationally. Out of this 12,452 samples have resulted positive for COVID-19. A total of 317 deaths have been reported but we are pleased to report that there are 12,088 total recoveries.”