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Ministry of Health: 4th confirmed case of covid-19 is  a San Ignacio resident

Posted: Friday, April 3, 2020. 10:02 am CST.

By BBN Staff: The enhanced surveillance system of the Ministry of Health has identified a fourth case of COVID-19. He is a 55-year-old male who resides in San Ignacio.

The patient tested positive in a confirmatory test ran earlier today, April 3, 2020, at 1:16 a.m.

According to The Ministry of Health, the patient had a fever, mild cough, and difficulty breathing five days ago, and was referred for medical care at a public care facility on Tuesday, March 31.

A swab was taken, and screening and confirmatory tests were done on the sample confirming the results.  He is currently in an isolated area within the Western Regional Hospital compound.

A mapping exercise has begun so that the Ministry can ascertain his level of contact as he has no travel history.

The Ministry says that at the end of the preliminary exercise today, the Ministry will be able to better classify how he may have become infected.


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