Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Caye Caulker seeing an increase in Covid-19 cases


La Isla Cariñosa, Caye Caulker, now has three confirmed cases of Coronavirus. The first case was announced by the Ministry of Health on Monday, August 10th, and two days later, another two were confirmed.

Celia Jimenez Caye Caulker
Celina Jimenez

Two of the patients have taken to social media to reveal their status and are urging those they came in contact with to be on alert and to seek medical attention if they experience flu-like symptoms. One of these patients is well-known islander Celina Jimenez, who stated via her Facebook page that she felt obligated to inform her Caye Caulker community of the positive COVID-19 test result. “I have been in self-isolation for over a week. I noticed that I was not feeling sick at all, and it just started as a sore throat. I immediately got tested but it took almost a week to get my results back,” she wrote. Jimenez said that she felt the right thing to do was make her status public so others can start taking this disease seriously.

Clivia Aguilar Caye Caulker
Clivia Aguilar

“Please if anyone was in contact with me for the past three weeks and is experiencing flu-like symptoms, contact the health clinic,” Jimenez ended. It is highly recommended that they also self-isolate as well.


On Thursday, August 13th, another Caye Caulker resident announced her positive status. Clivia Aguilar stated that it is not easy knowing that the virus is in her. “I just got a phone call stating that I am COVID-19 positive,” she said. Aguilar included in her post that despite being infected, she is asymptomatic.

Belize has now registered 296 cases of the global illness that has brought the world’s economy almost to a complete halt. Two persons have died in Belize, 32 have recovered and 262 remain active countrywide.

Read more


Please help support Local Journalism in Belize

For the first time in the history of the island's community newspaper, The San Pedro Sun is appealing to their thousands of readers to help support the paper during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 1991 we have tirelessly provided vital local and national news. Now, more than ever, our community depends on us for trustworthy reporting, but our hard work comes with a cost. We need your support to keep delivering the news you rely on each and every day. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Please support us by making a contribution.

Local News