Belize - Belize News - - Great Belize Productions - Belize Breaking News
Home » Featured, Health » Two more COVID-19 deaths – both men from northern Belize.
Aug 24, 2020

Two more COVID-19 deaths – both men from northern Belize.

The other two deaths to report tonight are two males; one is a sixty-five-year –old and the other is a fifty-eight-year-old Marcelo Alcoser of Caledonia Village. D.H.S. Marvin Manzanero tells us more about these COVID-19 related deaths:


Dr. Marvin Manzanero, Director of Health Services

Dr. Marvin Manzanero

“The eight patient that died also arrived at Northern Regional Hospital is a sixty-five-year-old male. This patient that died, the diagnosis was made until yesterday post-mortem. The eight patient also arrived at the Northern Health Region in respiratory distress and had not had previous interactions with the health system. The family then reported that he had been having flu-like and fever-like symptoms for five days but they had not accessed health services. As a matter of fact, the other three family members who are the immediate close contact were only swabbed after their dad had died. He died almost upon arrival. He was swabbed because of the high suspicion and diagnosis was made post mortem. The other is one patient from Corozal, Caledonia in his late fifties. He had been referred to Karl Huesner in the middle of last week. He was also a patient with respiratory distress and when he was initially sent to the hospital there was no immediate diagnosis. It was done after he arrived at Karl Huesner and he died in the early hours of this morning.”

Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

Advertise Here

Comments are closed