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Sep 28, 2020

COVID-19 Stats Show Lower Positive Rates

Marvin Manzanero

The preliminary data for today’s figures suggests that there are at least thirty-seven new cases of COVID-19.  According to DHS Manzanero, over the last few weeks, the ministry has been recording lower positive rates of infection, down to about fifteen to eighteen percent daily. There are also increasing number of recovered persons. The most recent infographic shows that one thousand one hundred and ninety-six persons have recovered from the virus, but there are still six hundred and thirty-four active cases.


Dr. Marvin Manzanero, Director of Health Services

“With the numbers that we keep getting, I know that we are being told that persons are complacent in terms of letting their guards down. We are reviewing the data as you would know on a daily basis. I can tell you that we did have lower positivity rates based on sample taken in the second week of September. Not as high numbers as we had had in August, but the numbers in the first week of September significant. During the third week of September, they kinda went back to where we were and in the first week of September and the last week, we had noticed, particularly for Corozal and Orange Walk, they still had increasing numbers. The twenty-first of September was when we had the least amount; percentage wise. We had four percent only of positive samples that were processed, but we are going routinely now between fifteen and eighteen percent of the samples that we process and turning out positive. The preliminary data for today would indicate that we have at least thirty-seven new cases.”

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