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33 new cases of COVID-19 identified; 2 patients hospitalized

Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2020. 9:29 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: The Office of the Director of Health Service has informed that 33 new cases of COVID-19 was identified today.

84 samples were processed and the last remaining batch will be processed throughout the night.

In the 84 samples processed today, there was a total of 33 positive cases with the breakdown as follows:

– 31 cases in San Pedro (related to the three active clusters)
– 1 case in Belize City (related to a previously identified case in Belmopan)
– 1 case in Belmopan (related to a previously identified case in Belmopan).

Two (2) COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized.

“We should note that we currently have 10 out the 176 active cases being in health staff (6 from private sector / 4 in the public sector) with the majority of these cases linked to interaction outside of the health care setting,” the Director noted.

The public is advise to continue to exercise all necessary precautions at all times, both within the work setting, the family environment and in the public setting as “we have a curve to flatten”.


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