Belize records one death from COVID


Story via CMC – Belize has recorded one death from the coronavirus (COVID-19) with many other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries recording increases positive cases of the virus that has killed more than a million people and infected 35.2 million others, worldwide.

“Unfortunately we have another death to report, this is in a male in his 50s from Unitedville, he had been at KHMH’s ICU and had been having cardiac complications from when he arrived and the diagnosis of COVID had been made upon his admission to the ICU. Two patients currently remain intubated at KHMH. Our case fatality rate is now 1.37 per cent,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement Monday.

It said that the death toll now stands at 30 and65 new positive cases have pushed the total to 2, 196 with 788 being active ones.

The Ministry said that the team at the airport also cleared 192 passengers from the two flights that arrived with 88 of these passengers arrived with a negative PCR and the airport screening process managing to pick a positive case in the remaining ones screened.

“We are hereby reminding all those returning to their families, home or workplace, that it is anticipated that all will be doing self-quarantine for a minimum of 10 days notwithstanding a negative result; this is the broad recommendation to minimize further exposure,” the Ministry added.

Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Health reported that three more people have tested positive for the virus in its morning bulletin, bringing the total number of active cases there to 1,801.

The total number of cases since the pandemic was first detected in Trinidad and Tobago in March is now 4,766. There have been 81 deaths so far.

The total number of patients discharged is now 1,097, as four people have been sent home from public health facilities. The ministry said there are 37 recovered community cases, meaning patients who were in self-isolation and met the ministry’s discharge criteria, is 37. There have now been 1, 787 recovered community cases.

Jamaica recorded 117 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 7,012.

According to the Ministry of Health and Wellness, there were also 175 recoveries, bringing the number of recovered cases to 2,635.

The newly confirmed cases include 73 males and 42 females with ages ranging from one year to 99 years. The genders of two of the cases are still under investigation.

Jamaica has recorded 120 deaths.

Suriname is reporting 17 new cases over the past 24 hours. The Dutch-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country says it has 94 actives cases as of Sunday night with the number of infections being 4,941. Furthermore 4, 741 people have been cured of the virus and that the death toll remains at 106.

In Haiti, the Ministry of Public Health said eight new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours pushing the total to 8,819 cases. The death toll remains at 229, while the number of active cases stood at 1,598.

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