BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Sept. 3, 2020– New COVID-19 cases continue to spring up across the country’s hot spots. The recent data released by the Ministry of Health as of Wednesday, September 2, shows that the total number of confirmed cases is now 1,101.
Of the 261 samples processed on that day, 51 were found to be COVID-19-positive. Currently, there are a total of 848 active cases. The majority of these are in the Orange Walk District, where 333 active cases are recorded to date.
Twenty-seven (27) recovered cases were recorded on September 2; 40 on September 1 and 56 on August 31. This takes the total number of recovered cases to 240.
The breakdown of new cases shows more infections popping up in Orange Walk, where 23 new cases were identified from the recent tests. These cases are spread across 7 areas in the district: Orange Walk Town, San Felipe, Yo Creek, San Jose, San Pablo, August Pine Ridge and Trial Farm.
Data from September 1 showed 22 new infections in Orange Walk as well.
In Corozal, 6 new cases were identified. These were found in Ranchito, Paraiso, and Corozal Town.
Five (five) new cases were found in the Cayo District, where the total number of confirmed cases now stands at 107.
In Stann Creek, a border jumper and persons in Independence were recently confirmed to be infected with COVID-19. These 3 cases were included in data from September 2.
Cases have also begun to show up across villages in the Belize District; to date, cases have been confirmed in Double Head Cabbage, Willows Bank, Ladyville and Burrell Boom.
New cases were also found in San Pedro Town and Belize City. A total of 14 infections were identified in this area on September 2 for the Belize District.
Currently, 3 patients are intubated at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital; one highly suspect case who requires ventilation support is also admitted at the hospital.
The Office of the Director of Health Services (DHS) said that 43 healthcare workers are currently infected with the coronavirus, one of whom is critically ill. This list includes 11 doctors, 10 nurses, 7 health inspectors, 4 pharmacists, 2 lab technicians, 4 hospital workers, and 5 other healthcare workers.
According to the infographic from the office of the DHS, no new death has been recently recorded.