BELIZE CITY, Thur. Sept. 2, 2021– Belize City is the new epicenter of Covid-19 cases within the country. Since our last update, a total of 290 new positive cases have been found within Belize City. The Ministry of Health and Wellness is yet to pinpoint the source of community spread through contract tracing due to decentralized Covid-19 testing among infected persons.
A new directive from the Health Ministry mandated businesses with staff members who might be infected to wait on the Ministry to conduct proper contract tracing among employees before sending employees to public clinics.
The number of positive cases in Belize City, Dr. Melissa Musa-Diaz says, has more than tripled since the first week in August.
With the start of this new month, came a new SI to extend the curfew restrictions imposed seven days a week across the country. Employees in restaurants have now been given an extra hour to reach their homes after the scheduled curfew time.
Out west, San Ignacio Hospital has announced that all the staff members identified in the cluster at that facility have been medically cleared. They are now reopening services under their Covid-19 response plan.
Today, September 2, an additional 119 cases of the virus were reported. These new cases were identified from a batch of 1550 cases. At this time, there are 29 active hospitalizations, with 7 of those persons needing intensive care. Today, 105 additional recoveries were marked by the Health Ministry. In the Belize District, of the 61 cases found, 41 were located in Belize City.
On Wednesday, September 1, 140 new cases were identified from the 1513 tests processed by the MOHW. A total of 21 persons were hospitalized and 116 recoveries were logged. Six persons were admitted to an intensive care unit.
In Belize City, 50 new cases were found on that day.
On August 31, three new deaths were identified — two men and one woman. Two of the persons are from the Belize District, while the other is from Orange Walk. A total of 1440 tests were processed on that day, and 133 new cases were recorded. A total of 88 recoveries and 28 hospitalizations were also recorded, with 6 persons needing intensive care.
In Belize City, 51 new cases were recorded on that day.
In the three days reported by the epidemiological team inside the Ministry of Health and Wellness, they processed over 3200 samples and found 208 tests. A total of 167 persons were marked as recovered and 5 of the 24 persons hospitalized were admitted into an ICU.
Three deaths were recorded over those days — two men and a woman, this time two from the Cayo District and 1 from Stann Creek.
Over those days, 64 new cases were identified in Belize City.
And on last Friday, August 27, a total of 1647 tests were processed and 119 new cases were found. A total of 82 recoveries and 22 hospitalizations were recorded. Five persons were in an ICU.
On that day, in Belize City, a total of 42 new cases were found.
At this time countrywide, a total of 1146 active cases are across the country. In total 362 fatalities have been reported: 132 women and 230 men. And on the vaccination front, a total of 12,314 children between the ages of 12 and 17 have received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. A total of 169,970 persons have received at least a first jab and 71,600 persons have been fully vaccinated.
Globally, as of 5:05 p.m. CEST, 2 September 2021, there have been 218,205,951 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 4,526,583 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 1 September 2021, a total of 5,289,724,918 vaccine doses have been administered.