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Aug 31, 2020

13th COVID-19 Death is Belize City Woman in her Fifties

Marvin Manzanero

Over the weekend, a thirteenth patient died from COVID-19 related complications. DHS Doctor Marvin Manzanero says that the Belize City resident was intubated for more than two weeks at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital before she died. She is the mother of a City Council employee of the Traffic Department.  As you know, the council closed for sanitization when one of its employees tested positive and the death of the mother of one of its own has left staff and councilors pretty shaken up. While that patient has passed, three others are listed as critical patients hospitalized at K.H.M.H.  Here’s more from DHS Marvin Manzanero:


Dr. Marvin Manzanero, Director of Health Services

“A female in her fifties, she had been diagnosed some two weeks ago. She had shown up with respiratory distress at one of the satellite clinics in Belize City and then taken to Karl Huesner. She had been intubated for more than two weeks and of course you know once you are connected to a ventilator the longer you stay in there the more likely it is that you can develop further complications had that is what happened in this particular case.”


Andrea Polanco

“Are there any serious cases at this time? I recall a doctor was intubated last week – what is status and how are those critical patients doing?”


Dr. Marvin Manzanero

“He is still intubated. All patients who are in the I.C.U. are considered to be in a critical stage but with some level of stability. There is another male in there from the north and we have a female who was brought in on Friday from San Pedro and she had to be intubated through the weekend. So, we have three confirmed COVID-19 cases on a ventilator at Karl Heusner.”

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