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Four visitors on San Pedro test positive for COVID-19; community testing decreases

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According to official information, the four cases of COVID-19 in San Pedro Town are isolated to a small group of visitors (tourists) who remain in quarantine. These patients are in stable health and have not developed severe symptoms. They all reportedly tested positive at a private lab and it is assumed that it happened prior to their departure from San Pedro.

Mar de Tumbo flu clinic

Community-wide the medical team at the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II is reporting that the number of persons visiting the Mar de Tumbo Flu clinic for testing has decreased. They have noticed less interest from islanders in getting tested, which is concerning since the virus is still out there. Anyone suspecting flu symptoms is asked to report to the clinic and get swabbed to assure there is no community spread. The appeal is made particularly to tour guides, who work with people daily.

The Mar de Tumbo flu clinic is open Monday to Friday 8AM to 4PM. For emergencies call 672-0911.

The number of cases nationwide continues to decrease and the latest report from the Ministry of Health and Wellness reports 52 cases as of March 22nd. Two persons were reported hospitalized, and no one was listed in the Intense Care Unit.

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