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Posted: Monday, November 23, 2020. 9:47 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: The number of new COVID-19 cases identified in Belize continues to grow at an alarming rate. On Monday, a total of 252 samples were processed with 67 or 26.6% being positive for COVID-19.

Of these 67 new cases, 23 were in the Cayo district, including 9 in Belmopan, 5 in San Ignacio and 3 in San Antonio village. The Stann Creek district also recorded 18 new cases, 5 of which were in the village of Independence. Twelve cases were detected in Toledo with 7 being from Punta Gorda town.

The detailed distribution of the 67 new cases is as follows:

Corozal – 2 (1 Libertad, 1 Sarteneja)
Orange Walk – 1 Douglas
Belize – 11 (7 Belize City, 3 Ladyville, 1 from Concepcion CZ)
Cayo – 23 (9 Belmopan, 5 San Ignacio, 3 San Antonio, 2 Camalote, 1 Santa Familia, 1 Armenia, 1 Barton Creek, 1 from OW Town)
Stann Creek – 18 (5 Independence, 1 Santa Cruz, 2 Santa Rosa, 1 San Juan, 1 San Isidro, 1 Silk Grass, 1 Hope Creek, 5 from Bella Vista TOL, 1 from Trio TOL)
Toledo – 12 (7 Punta Gorda, 1 Bella Vista, 1 Hicattee, 1 San Antonio, 1 Bladden, 1 from Hattieville BZ)

There were 35 recoveries reported, leaving 2,252 or 42.9% of total cases still active.

In the latest COVID-19 update the Director of Health Services, Dr. Marvin Manzanero advises Belizeans to “stay home unless you need to be out for essential reasons”.

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