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Sep 13, 2021

COVID-19 Active Cases Continue to Rise; 382 Deaths

The number of deaths associated with the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rise. The data for the extended weekend has been tallied by the Epidemiological Unit of the Ministry of Health and Wellness and there were nine additional deaths recorded. That’s right, nine. So far, three hundred and eighty-two persons have died from COVID-19 in Belize.  While there were three hundred and thirty-five recovered patients, there were three hundred and sixty-two new cases identified, bringing the total number of active cases to one thousand three hundred and seventy-seven. There are forty active hospitalizations and nine critical patients in I.C.U.  The data collected are showing that the national daily positive cases have exceeded the highest number recorded in January of this year and there is word that the country should be on high alert for community spread since there are multiple variants in Belize.  G.O.B. continues to put in place measures to fight against the deadly virus.  Minister of Education and Culture, Francis Fonseca reiterated the need for Belizeans to remain vigilant—and support each other in this fight.


Francis Fonseca

Francis Fonseca, Minister of Education & Culture

“Today, we honor them and pray God’s blessings on their families. Today, we also pay tribute to all those Belizeans who are on the frontline of our nation’s fight against COVID-19; particularly our doctors, our nurses, healthcare workers, police officers and border security personnel. The battle we face today is that of protecting the health and safety of our people, while at the same time, gradually and responsibly reopening the Belizean economy, returning to the classroom and reengaging with our families, friends and communities for social activities. Vaccinations represent our best hope and opportunity for achieving these objectives. The more Belizeans that are vaccinated the greater the likelihood of us resuming some elements of our pre-COVID way of life.”

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