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San Ignacio man nineteenth person to die from covid-19

A 19th patient has passed away due to Covid-19 related causes at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.  Reports reached our newsroom yesterday of the passing of Rolando Torres of San Ignacio Town, Cayo District.  Torres had recently tested positive for Covid-19 after his initial test resulted in a false negative. 

A 19th patient has passed away due to Covid-19 related causes at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.  Reports reached our newsroom yesterday of the passing of Rolando Torres of San Ignacio Town, Cayo District.  Torres had recently tested positive for Covid-19 after his initial test resulted in a false negative.  Love News understands that health officials are monitoring this case closely as Torres’ family members were exposed to the virus as he was not in isolation.  There are also concerns at the hospital as Torres was not in the isolation unit but rather was in the ICU.  Thirty four new cases of covid-19 were identified last night while the same number were dubbed as recovered. As for the latest cases, three are in the Corozal District, specifically two in Patchakan and one in concepcion; one is in Orange Walk Town; eleven are in the Belize District, specifically five in San Pedro, one in Caye Caulker, three in Belize City, one from Xaibe in Corozal who was tested in Belize, and one hospitalized at KHMH from San Ignacio; and nineteen are in the Cayo District, five in Belmopan, four in San Ignacio, one in Santa Elena, seven in Benque Viejo, one in San Jose Succotz, and one in Camalote. There are now one thousand and twenty active cases throughout the country, four hundred and eighty four who are women and five hundred and thirty six who are men. There have been three hundred and sixty recovered cases overall. In other covid-19 related news, Tropic Air has confirmed that a member from their Corozal Station has tested positive for the virus. As such, they will be temporarily closing that station to allow for sanitization of the premises and screening of the other employees. All other stations are open and operating normally. As well, the Belize City Council has announced that they have closed the second floor of City Hall after another of their employees tested positive. The floor will be undergoing sanitization processes and will be reopened on September 14.