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December 31, 2021

Active cases of COVID-19 shoot close to 1,600; deaths pass 600 entering New Year

The last set of data for the year from the Ministry of Health and Wellness with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic shows 352 new cases reported [...]
December 31, 2021

Ministry of Health & Wellness (MOHW) invites bidders for COVID-19 LYRA PCR Test Kits

“All interested bidders are asked to contact the secretary in the Office of the Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Health & Wellness, Third Floor, East Block [...]
December 30, 2021

Total number of persons vaccinated moves up by 139 to 210,821 in one week

The number of 12-17-year-olds who have been vaccinated now stands at 29,572, 43 more than last week.
December 30, 2021

Dr. Shanna Pott of Healthcare Partners warns against New Year’s parties

She issued a public statement asking if parties and gatherings – officially still illegal under the COVID-19 public health regulations – are still worth it to [...]
December 30, 2021

Explosion of new cases in Central, Orange Walk and Stann Creek Districts

Belize City and the satellite villages of Ladyville and Caye Caulker are especially hard hit. The Old Capital added 161 new cases, Ladyville 29 and Caye [...]
December 30, 2021

Single COVID-19 death of a man from Stann Creek District recorded

His is the 17th death reported so far this month and 184th for the fourth quarter of 2021. He was fully vaccinated.
December 30, 2021

COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU patients rising, especially among fully vaccinated persons

Of these, five are unvaccinated; one partially vaccinated; and eight fully vaccinated. Full vaccination as determined by the Ministry is having had both initial shots (or [...]
December 30, 2021

COVID strikes back: Active cases above 1,000 and one new death amid threat of Omicron variant

Until results come back in a few weeks’ time indicating the presence of the latter (ie. Omicron), the former appears to be wreaking havoc, with 421 [...]