The Ministry of Health’s daily COVID-19 report is showing an increase in the number of active Covid-19 cases in the country. The report’s cut-off time is one p.m. today and includes the new cases uncovered over a 24-hour period. Claudette Dakers Norales of the Public Relations Unit in the ministry presented the nation’s cumulative data.
Claudette Dakers Norales, Public Relations Unit, Ministry of Health and Wellness: “A total of 427 samples were tested. Out of this 21 samples have resulted positive for COVID-19. There are 16 new recoveries to report. Today we also report that 11 infected persons are hospitalized. Unfortunately four of these individuals are being treated at the intensive care unit. There are 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 172, these are those persons who have been confirmed and are within the time frame to transmit the virus. To date 79,695 samples have been tested nationally. Out of this 12, 227 samples have resulted positive for COVID-19. There are 123 individuals newly under investigation. A total of 314 deaths have been reported but we are pleased that there are 11,741 total recoveries.”
The most recent data from the Ministry of Health indicates that the greatest number of actives cases is in the Belize and Cayo District.