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Posted: Friday, August 5, 2022. 1:17 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: The latest COVID-19 statistics from the Ministry of Health and Wellness show active cases at 321 countrywide through August 3.

There have been a total of 67,309 confirmed cases and 680 deaths, with three persons still hospitalized.

The municipalities and especially Belize City continue to see the majority of cases; in the most recent reporting period, the Old Capital recorded 61 cases over 4 days, from Saturday through Wednesday. Mainland Belize District has reported approximately a third of all confirmed cases with 22,579; this excludes the 3,516 cases reported on Ambergris Caye to date.

Meanwhile, Cabinet was provided with a written update on the status of COVID vaccinations. Currently, there are 219,950 vaccines on hand. As of July 29, 2022, 227,851 persons or 53.0 percent had received at least one dose of the vaccine and 218,203 or 50.8 percent have been fully vaccinated.

As the return of face-to-face education approaches, the percentage of students vaccinated remains fairly low. Of the population ages 12 to 17 years, 26,723 or 45.8 percent have received two doses of the vaccines and of the population 5 to 11 years, 5,825 or 8.0 percent have received two doses.

To date, 49,964 booster shots have been issued.

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