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COVID-19 cluster identified at San Ignacio Community Hospital

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Posted: Friday, August 20, 2021. 2:01 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: The Twin Towns’ and western Cayo District’s chief medical center has been hit with a COVID-19 cluster among staff members, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

While giving no specific figures, the Ministry says its surveillance team has tested all staff at the San Ignacio Community Hospital, sanitized the Bullet Tree Road location and isolated those affected.

The hospital remains open with key services continuing to be offered, but modified according to the existing surge plan for COVID-19, subject to any changes in response to community transmission, the release continues.

The Accident and Emergency Unit and labour and delivery service continues to operate on a daily basis; outpatient service and maternal and child health services will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (Monday to Friday for the latter).

Laboratory, pharmacy, x-ray and other services will be available according to need. However, the Ministry has closed health centers in Santa Elena Town, San Antonio and Bullet Tree, suspending services at each until further notice.

Cayo residents seeking health services are reminded to take all public health measures, including the proper use of face masks and hand sanitizers.

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