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Sep 24, 2021

60 Active COVID Cases in Police Department

Chester Williams

As of September twenty-fourth, there are one thousand nine hundred and twenty-eight active COVID-19 cases; thirty-six hospitalizations and thirteen ICU patients. There are also four hundred and two deaths recorded. Of those active cases, sixty are within the Belize Police Department, with another forty under investigation and pending results. While he dispelled information circulating of an outbreak at the training academy in Belmopan, ComPol Williams confirmed that two recruits have tested positive.


Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“Yesterday we received results of those swabbing and two recruits tested positive from out of the crowd that were swabbed. But you would know that the recruits have left the academy from last week and so they are not at the academy and those recruits are in isolation currently recovering. At this time, our COVID numbers would be somewhere around 60. And we also have an additional 40 in quarantine, awaiting results. So we are seeing that our numbers, its climbing very slowly. And so, we condone our officers to please exercise extreme caution when conducting their duties. We know that their job is a tough one. We cannot work from home continue. We have to come into contact with people, and so, it is important that we use our PPEs and to sanitize as frequent as we can to prevent ourselves from getting infected with COVID-19 virus. Again, I infer upon the public to please try not to get into confrontation with the police, because that, likewise, can put you at risk if the police is infected, or put the police at risk if you are infected.”


At least two police officers have died as a result of the virus. 

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