Belize has registered eleven confirmed Covid-19 related deaths. As we reported yesterday, Teresita ‘Tely’ Cruz Wicab passed away on Monday night after complaining of breathing difficulties. Her body was tested for the virus, and came up positive. She is the sister of another covid-19 patient who recently passed away, 63-year-old Natalio Wicab. We spoke with Cruz’s son, who explained the moments before his mother’s passing. Here is that interview.
Myron Cruz, Son: “The Monday that passed she had a fever. Monday, Tuesday and by Wednesday she was better but on Friday she asked me to buy an IV for her because she was weak. She only said that she was weak but she never mentioned anything about not being able to breath. On Saturday she said she couldn’t breath and that’s when I told her to go see a doctor but she refused. I just said “Okay” because I can’t force her. I think her pressure was high and we went to see a doctor and it was there that he said that her pressure was indeed high. Yesterday she passed away but in the morning she was talking fine and she didn’t sound tired at all. At around three thirty I got a call and they told me that she passed away. It’s like she went to sleep and it was like she never woke up.”
Thirty new cases of the virus have also been identified; eight in Orange Walk District; two in Cayo District; two in the Stann Creek District; and eight in Belize District, with eleven being in San Pedro and four being in Caye Caulker. There is also six recovered cases.