Two positive covid-19 patients gave birth to babies recently via cesarean section. These are the first babies known to have been born to positive patients in Belize. According to Dr Marvin Manzanero, their status is currently unknown.
Dr.Marvin Manzanero, Director of Health Services: “The baby is now going to be swabbed to determine what is the status of the child in terms of COVID-19 but they’re both doing well. We also have another patient that was sent from San Pedro who had a delivery, the child is intubated. We don’t know the status of them but their samples are being processed later on today.”
We will keep you update on the status of these newborns once their testing is completely.