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Jun 23, 2020

Belizean Health Officials Monitoring Chet’s Rising COVID-19 Infections

Marvin Manzanero

Doctor Marvin Manzanero is keeping a close eye on the developing COVID-19. The cases in Mexico are increasing every day and it is reported that a mother there transmitted the virus to her triplets. The triplets were born on May eighth to a woman, who was also positive, but asymptomatic.


Dr. Marvin Manzanero, Director of Health Services

“We are noticing that they are having an increasing number of active cases. We are looking at their case fatality which is about six percent. Twenty five people I think is the last report had died as of midday today with more than two hundred active cases. They keep changing their plotting their numbers that are plotted in a graph because it goes up, up as we move along.”


Hipolito Novelo

“What are they doing wrong would you say?”


Dr. Marvin Manzanero

“Well if you notice Mexico didn’t really close down their services. They really only had like a two to three weeks span towards the end of May when they had anticipated they were going to peak and then they started opening up at the beginning of this month when they were just starting to hit the curve so I know that is kind of controversial. They were talking about the economics of it. But I think that is primarily the reason. They have not really locked down the way we had locked down two-three months ago.”


Hipolito Novelo

“The COVID-19 virus is ever evolving. Have you read the article about the mother that transmitted the disease to her triplets?”


Dr. Marvin Manzanero

“Yes and that had been documented or had been suggested elsewhere in some European study that there could be something called vertical transmission. We have to wait and see. This is an evolving situation.  You learned everything with the virus. It won’t be surprising with the way this virus has evolved.”

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