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Single COVID-19 positive case in Cotton Tree as spike appears to subside

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Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2021. 5:50 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: A single case of COVID-19 has been reported countrywide today, from the village of Cotton Tree, Cayo District.

Meanwhile, 15 persons have been declared recovered, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness, leaving 87 active cases.

The Ministry’s daily report notes that 473 persons were tested with 477 actual tests done. 94 cases are newly under investigation and no new deaths have been reported, while three persons remain hospitalized due to the disease.

Since the start of the pandemic, 12,675 confirmed cases have been reported from nearly 120 thousand tests for an overall positivity rate of 11.4 percent. A total of 110,849 persons have been tested.

12,254 persons or nearly 97 percent of the population has recovered while 323 have died.

Males continue to be more adversely affected; about six hundred more cases have been reported in men over women, and nearly twice as many men as women have died.

The mainland Belize District continues to lead all active cases with 3,204, followed by Cayo (2,583); Orange Walk (2,465); Corozal (1,603); Stann Creek (1,452); Toledo (798) and San Pedro which is counted separately (570).

The Ministry of Health continues to advise Belizeans to get vaccinated when it is their turn, and whether vaccinated or not, to continue wearing a face mask properly in public, consistently maintain social distancing, avoid social gatherings and wash and sanitize hands often, and if possible, limit travel to essential business.

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