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Ministry of Health confirms 2nd covid-19 positive case; awaiting results of more tests 

Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020. 7:37 pm CST.

By BBN Staff:  The Ministry of Health today provided a report on an initial mapping exercise in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye.

The mapping exercise allowed the Ministry to test seven persons who were the immediate contacts of the index case.
The Ministry says that immediate contact from those individuals resulted as a positive case.
The patient is stable and has no signs or symptoms as of today. All other samples are negative.
To date, there are two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Belize.
In addition, five other samples which were collected from two other districts all tested negative.
As part of the ongoing enhanced surveillance, further tests which were collected today, March 25, in San Pedro and other districts will be processed at the lab later today.
The Ministry of Health will continue its enhanced public surveillance across the country.
The public is advised that the Central Medical Laboratory in Belize City is the only laboratory certified to test for COVID-19.
Therefore, the public is urged to disregard and avoid sharing all unconfirmed, misleading and/or false information about COVID-19 cases.


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