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Aug 28, 2020

36 Healthcare Workers Infected with COVID-19

Marvin Manzanero

As to the patients, three are on ventilators at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. A doctor from the Cayo District, the ministry’s epidemiologist from the Western Health Region, is intubated at the K.H.M.H.  He was admitted at the K.H.M.H. twenty-four hours before being placed on a ventilator. According to Doctor Manzanero, thirty-six healthcare workers are infected with the virus.


Dr. Marvin Manzanero, Director of Health Services

“Unfortunately we have our epidemiologist from the Western Health Region has been intubated and is connected to a ventilator at Karl Heusner. That happened yesterday after he was there for twenty four hours. The total number of persons we have in terms of healthcare workers that have been tested positive for SARSCOV2 is now thirty-six. Ten of those have been in the private sector. Twenty six in the public sector. One person has recovered from the private sector and two persons have recovered from the public sector. In this healthcare workers we are classifying doctors, nurses, x-ray technicians, pharmacist, laboratory technicians and in some instances administrators depending on the work that they do.”

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