Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2020. 8:12 pm CST.
By Aaron Humes: After a record number of COVID-19 cases were recorded on Tuesday, 185, a further 106 have been recorded today in all districts.
411 samples were processed today; the 106 new cases identified marks a positivity rate of 25.8%.
In Corozal District, 35 cases were recorded, 17 in Corozal Town. Four cases were recorded in Xaibe, three in Concepcion, two each in San Narciso, Paraiso, Ranchito, and San Joaquin, and one each in Buena Vista, Calcutta, and Caledonia villages.
Thirty cases were reported in Orange Walk District, nineteen in Orange Walk Town, and San Lorenzo one. One each was recorded from Tower Hill, Trial Farm, Yo Creek, and August Pine Ridge. Cases were also recorded from residents out of District from San Joaquin, Biscayne, Maypen, San Pedro, and Belize City.
Belize City recorded nine of 12 cases and three out of the district from Orange Walk Town (2) and Patchakan (1).
Cayo added three cases; 2 were from Santa Familia and 1 from Belmopan
Stann Creek added 7 cases: 1 each from Dangriga, Red Bank, Independence, San Juan, Placencia, Bella Vista TOL, and Belmopan)
Toledo has 19 new cases: 15 from Punta Gorda, 2 from San Miguel, 1 from Forest Home, and 1 from Belmopan.
45 persons were reported as recovered today with 43.4% of cases now remaining active.
Four patients remain critically ill at KHMH.
In related news, the second brand of rapid tests have arrived and will now undergo an internal validation process in support of the existing SD Biosensor that is currently being scaled up across the country.
The Ministry continues to advise people to remain safe and to avoid large gatherings as that minimizes exposure for all.
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