Posted: Monday, April 13, 2020. 1:55 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: Today, the Ministry of Health confirmed four (4) new case of COVID-19. The confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country now stands at 18, inclusive of the two (2) patients that died. All four (4) new cases are related to previously identified positive cases.
In a release issued a short while ago, The Ministry of Health confirmed that there are two (2) active clusters that are being closely followed, one in San Ignacio and one in Belize City.
One of the new patient is from San Ignacio, bringing the total positive cases for San Ignacio to six (6).
The other three cases (3) are in Belize City, and all of them are close contacts of a previously confirmed case in that city. This brings the total number of cases in Belize City to eight (8).
The three (3) new cases in Belize City seems to have originated after a social activity that was held on Saturday, March 14th. This particular active cluster in Belize City has identified five cases, therefore, the Ministry is asking the public to call 0-800-MOH-CARE or 613-0787 (Central Health Region) if they attended a social gathering at Plaza Diner in Belize City on March 14, 2020.
If you were at this event and have developed a fever, cough, sneezing, runny nose or difficulty breathing, please remain in isolation and call the numbers provided (ie. 0-800-MOH-CARE or 613-0787 (Central Health Region).
The Ministry of Health has, effective immediately, increased the quarantine period to 21 days. If you have been an immediate contact of any of the known cases you are also required to self-quarantine.
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