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Contact tracing for new cases in Orange Walk and Belize City continues

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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020. 11:39 am CST.

By BBN Staff: The Ministry of Health informed today that the contact tracing for the new cases identified in Orange Walk and Belize City are ongoing and contingent on the results.

The scenario for these two entities can change over the next couple of days.

 The Ministry has been alerted to a possibility of suspect cases from individuals who attended large social gatherings during this past week. 

The same suspect cases seem to be from individuals who work in public spaces. 

The Ministry says that it cannot ascertain if there is a link to any of the previously established clusters, but as the team continues to investigate it will be determined if there is also ongoing spread in Belize City.

Meanwhile, the Central Medical Laboratory is currently engaged in the extraction and processing of samples.

There are approximately 300 samples to be processed; these are from all across the country and include samples from the routine surveillance measures in place.

The Ministry of Health also calls on all health care workers to stop the stigmatization and general assumption that the high-risk patients are ‘only’ from San Pedro. Everyone should consider all persons in public as potential cases.

 

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