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San Pedro active COVID-19 cases near 200; vaccination rates increase on the island

The number of infected persons with COVID-19 across Belize continues to increase. In San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, as of Friday, October 8th, 187 active cases have been reported. Two islanders remain hospitalized in Belize City, and health authorities say that in the first seven days of this month, three San Pedranos died with COVID-19. However, the vaccination campaign shows promising results with a positive increase in islanders getting their first and second doses of the vaccine against the virus.

COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths affecting the unvaccinated

On Friday, August 20th, Prime Minister Honourable John Briceño stated that those currently hospitalized with severe infections and dying are unvaccinated patients. Briceño implored Belizeans to support the vaccination campaign, cautioning that if cases continue to rise, the government may take drastic measures, such as declaring a lockdown.