This morning the Director of Health Services of Belize has confirmed the fifth COVID-19 related death. The patient is from the Stann Creek District and Belize’s first female to pass due to the pandemic; she was intubated. Seventy eight new cases were confirmed last night, Tuesday, August 18, 2020 with 30 of them in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, bringing the island total to 194 COVID-19 cases. The country now has 511 active cases. No new recovery cases were reported and three persons remain intubated at the Karl Heusner Memoral Hospital.
A record number of samples were processed today with, a total of 311 samples.
We identified 78 new cases with the preliminary breakdown as follows:
- Stann Creek District - 1
- Corozal District - 7
- Cayo District - 15 (at least 8 are in Belmopan)
- Belize District - 55 (30 in San Pedro)
Please continue to stay safe and do ensure that when leaving home, all necessary precautions are taken at all times. Only with a collective effort can we flatten our curve.