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Sep 29, 2021

COVID-19 Numbers Soar to 2102 Active Cases

COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip the country as we are experiencing a third wave of the virus. On Tuesday, the frightening data was released; three hundred and fifty new cases were confirmed alone. And despite one hundred and ninety new recoveries recorded, the number of active cases is now at two thousand one hundred and two. The daily positivity rate is at seventeen point three. There are seventy-four persons hospitalized with ten ICU admissions. News Five today spoke with Deputy Regional Health Manager Doctor Melissa Diaz-Musa who says that the numbers are also increasing across the country and its multi-factorial.


Dr. Melissa Diaz-Musa

Dr. Melissa Diaz-Musa, Deputy Regional Health Manager, Central Health Region

“We’re seeing now numbers in other districts as well climbing so not just the Belize District. We do know that dealing with the delta variant that is so much more transmissible than the previous original strain of the virus. We do know that transmission will continue and numbers will go up. We keep talking about the same things most nights with regards to public health measures and the importance of public health measures and we’ve got to drive this home even stronger to our community, to workplaces that the only way we can control these numbers is to control the movement in our community, control the socialising, ensure that we take the responsibility and for those who are very discipline, continue to be disciplined.”

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