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Nov 10, 2020

120 Healthcare Workers Exposed to COVID-19

Dr. Marvin Manzanero

Fifty four new cases of COVID-19 were identified on Monday. Majority of those cases were confirmed in the Belize District with twenty eight cases and the Orange Walk District with fourteen cases. An addition COVID-19 related death was reported on Monday. It is a female in her sixties. She is from Orange Walk and died at the COVID-19 unit at the KHMH. There are currently three patients connected to a ventilator and one patient who had been successfully extubated has been counter-referred to the Southern Regional Hospital. According to Director of Health Services, Doctor Marvin Manzanero one hundred and twenty healthcare workers have been exposed to the novel coronavirus.


Dr. Marvin Manzanero, Director of Health Services

“Healthcare workers, because we are noticing that there is a little bit of a situation where healthcare workers are starting to become more positive. The total we have since the beginning of the epidemic is that in private sector we have three active cases right now and in public sector we have thirty four active cases in terms of healthcare workers and fifteen have recovered from private sector and sixty eight have recovered from public sector. Between public and private sector we have had to date a total of one hundred and twenty healthcare workers that have been exposed. To date we have ninety-nine active cases in the law enforcement ranks. You know one person has died, it’s a female soldier and one hundred and forty five have recovered. So the total we have had since the beginning of the pandemic is two hundred and forty five law enforcement of persons that have become infected, so when you match healthcare workers and law enforcement it’s a total of three hundred and sixty five that we have to date.”

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