Thursday, June 20, 2024

COVID-19 virus

Vaccines from the UK arrive in Belize

On Tuesday evening, August 3rd, 42,000 doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine donated by the United Kingdom (UK) arrived in Belize. The vaccines will be used to continue helping the country’s effort to fight the COVID-19 virus.

The UK donates 42,000 COVID-19 Vaccines to Belize

Belize is set to receive 42,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine against the COVID-19 virus. This shipment of vaccines for the Jewel is a donation from the Government and people of the United Kingdom (UK). This donation is part of the broader pledge by the UK to donate 100 million doses to developing countries. The vaccines are expected to be delivered by the end of the week.

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients at KHMH unvaccinated

All current patients infected with the COVID-19 virus at Belize City’s Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) are unvaccinated. According to KHMH Chairman Dr. Andre Sosa who, on Tuesday, July 20th, told the media that none of the persons hospitalized had taken the COVID-19 vaccine.

New COVID-19 variant detected in Belize; government introduces new regulations

The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) confirmed on Wednesday, June 30th, that a variant of the COVID-19 virus had been detected in Belize. Several samples have been sent to Baylor University in Texas, USA, to conduct gene sequencing and determine which variant is in the country. New measures to contain the sharp increase in infections were also announced and will go into effect on Sunday, July 4th.

COVID-19 active cases on the island down to one

The latest official statistics from the Minister of Health and Wellness indicate a low presence of the COVID-19 virus in the country, with a total of 65 active cases nationwide. Meanwhile, in San Pedro Town, only one active case is reported. The ill person is said to be a visitor who continues in isolation and stable health.