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Ministry of Health monitoring increase number of COVID-19 cases in Northern Belize

Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2020. 8:40 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: The Ministry of Health said that it is closely monitoring the increase number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Districts of Belize. 

The Orange Walk District has now registered 603 confirmed cases of the virus while Corozal has registered 202 confirmed cases.

The data for today indicate that of the 168 samples processed, 37 new cases of COVID-19 were identified. 

The breakdown is as follows:

– Belize District – 5 (4 City, 1 Western Pines)

– Corozal District – 11 (7 in Town, 1 San Victor, 1 from San Marcos in Toledo District, 1 from Georgeville in Cayo, 1 repatriated person)

– Orange Walk District – 21 (9 San Jose Palmar, 3 San Estevan, 2 OW Town, 2 San Jose, 1 August Pine Ridge, 1 Trial Farm, 1 San Antonio, 1 Shipyard, 1 from San Pedro but swabbed in OW)

Fifteen more patients have recovered from the virus. 

The Ministry noted that 38.98% of all cases remain active.

“The health teams continue their tireless work at all fronts and we thank you for all the support,” the Ministry noted. 


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