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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2020. 10:10 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: As COVID-19 deaths surge during the weekend in Belize, the number of positive cases detected continue to rise uncontrollably. After processing a total of 254 samples on Sunday, 73 new cases of COVID-19 were identified, representing a positivity rate of 28.7%. Thirty two of these new cases were in the Cayo district, including 11 in San Ignacio and 9 in Belmopan.

The detailed breakdown of the 73 new cases is as follows:

Corozal – 1 (1 Xaibe)
Orange Walk – 17 (8 Orange Walk Town, 2 Trial Farm, 2 San Jose, 1 Carmelita, 1 San Jose Palmar, 1 San Pablo, 2 from Progresso, Czl)
Belize – 11 (7 Belize City, 1 Hattieville, 1 Burrel Boom, 1 from Laguna, TOL 1 from Concepcion, Czl)
Cayo – 32 (11 San Ignacio, 9 Belmopan, 3 San Antonio, 2 Roaring Creek, 2 Camalote, 1 San Jose Succtoz, 1 Benque Viejo del Carmen, 1 Cotton Tree, 1 Bullet Tree Falls, 1 Teakettle)
Toledo – 12 (7 Punta Gorda, 1 San Marcos, 1 San Jose, 1 San Miguel, 1 San Antonio, 1 Forest Home)

There were 42 recoveries reported today, leaving 2,225 cases or 42.9% of total cases active.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness advises that “activities in public should be limited to those of an essential nature given the numbers in some communities” and that an ongoing collective effort is needed if we are to cut infections.

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