Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020. 11:02 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: The Ministry of Health informs that there is another COVID-19 death in Belize. The patient is a male in a male in his late 70s who had been admitted at KHMH’s Intensive Care Unit.
With tonight’s death, Belize has now recorded 23 COVID-19 related deaths.
According to the Director of Health Services, once a COVID-19 patient ends up on a ventilator it is a sign that the patient is already critical. In fact, worldwide a very high percent of COVID-19 patients have to be placed on ventilators end up dying. In Belize, the situation is no different a large majority of the patients who had to be placed on ventilators ended up dying. Based on the COVID-19 update provided by the Ministry of Health yesterday, there is at least one other COVID-19 patient on a ventilator at the KHMH.
With the COVID-19 death reported today, Belize’s death rate as a percent of total positive cases now stands at 1.35%.
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