COVID-19 pandemic in Belize

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COVID-19 pandemic in Belize
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Map of districts in Belize with confirmed COVID-19 cases:
  20+ confirmed
  15–20 confirmed
  5–15 confirmed
  1–5 confirmed
  no confirmed cases
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationBelize
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseSan Pedro Town
Arrival date23 March 2020
Confirmed cases12,994 (as of 16 June 2021)[1]
Recovered12,507
Deaths
327
Government website

The COVID-19 pandemic in Belize is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first case in Belize was confirmed on 23 March 2020.

Cases[change | change source]

The country's first case was confirmed on 23 March, a Belizean woman who returned to San Pedro Town from Los Angeles, California.[2][3][4] The second case was confirmed on 25 March. They had come into contact with the first case.[5]

The third case in Belize was confirmed on 29 March from a traveler returning from New York City to Belize City.[6]

The fifth case of coronavirus was confirmed in a Belizean student who returned from Florida.[7] Two people died (on 4 April and 10 April).[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. https://amandala.com.bz/news/covid-19-update-32/
  2. "Ministry of Health Announces First Case of COVID-19". Ministry of Health (Belize). 23 March 2020. Archived from the original on 23 March 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  3. "Belize confirms first case of coronavirus, Cuban doctors arriving to help". Breaking Belize News. 23 March 2020. Archived from the original on 23 March 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  4. "First Covid-19 patient in Belize is San Pedro resident". Breaking Belize News. 23 March 2020. Archived from the original on 24 March 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  5. BBN Staff (25 March 2020). "Ministry of Health confirms 2nd covid-19 positive case; awaiting results of more tests". Breaking Belize News. Archived from the original on 26 March 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  6. BBN Staff (29 March 2020). "Minister of Health confirms third Covid-19 case is in Belize City and imported from New York". Breaking Belize News. Archived from the original on 30 March 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  7. "Fifth Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Belize". Ambergris Today. 5 April 2020. Archived from the original on 6 April 2020. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  8. "Coronavirus Statistics Belize". epidemic-stats.com. Archived from the original on 18 May 2020. Retrieved 19 May 2020.