Four hundred and thirty-six: that is the number of new cases of COVID-19 that was recorded between Saturday and Monday. According to the Ministry of Health and Wellness, there were three deaths attributed to the coronavirus in the same time frame. However, there were four hundred and eighty-five Belizeans who recovered from the illness in the same window as well. The Ministry’s Kathleen Azueta-Cho broke down the weekend’s statistics further.
Twenty-nine people are hospitalized, fifteen of which are unvaccinated persons. Meanwhile, of the twelve patients in the ICU, seven of them have not received any shots. The three Belizeans who died were also unvaccinated. Belize District, which includes San Pedro, tallied one hundred and nine new cases. Sixty-three were reported here in Belize City followed by San Pedro with nineteen and ten in Ladyville. Cayo reported one hundred and five cases, spread over two dozen communities, which include fifty in San Ignacio and Santa Elena combined, eleven in Roaring Creek and nine in Belmopan. Stann Creek reported seventy-eight new cases, which include twenty-eight reported in Dangriga and fifteen in Independence Village. In Orange Walk District, there were fifty-eight new cases, most of which were in the town, which recorded twenty-seven. Toledo District reported fifty-two, which includes nineteen in Punta Gorda while in Corozal, there were thirty-four cases, thirteen of which were in the northernmost municipality.