Belize, T&T and Guyana record more deaths from COVID
Belize, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana recorded more deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as other countries in the region reported increased cases of the virus over the past 24 hours.
In Guyana, an 88-year-old woman from Region 10 became the country’s 146th COVID-19 death and the Ministry of Health in a statement said she died while receiving medical care at a facility. Her death is the 20th recorded so far this month and the third over the last weekend.
The ministry had earlier reported the deaths of a 29-year-old man from Region Seven and an 89-year-old man from Region Six. Both patients also died while receiving care at a medical facility.
Guyana has so far recorded 5,133 positive cases, with 4,019 reported as being cured.
The Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Health in its latest bulletin reported 126 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours.
According to the bulletin, of the 126 new cases, 108 were recorded from within the country’s prison system and the number reflects samples (tests) taken during the period November 19-21.
It said that the total number of infections now stands at 6,450 with 5,610 having recovered. The authorities said that there are 725 active cases.
Prime Minister of Belize Tests Positive for COVID-19
The Prime Minister of Belize, John Briceno has tested positive for COVID-19.
In a statement late Monday, the Office of the Prime Minister said that the newly appointed Prime Minister was recently swabbed for the virus.
“Prime Minister Briceno will remain in isolation for the next two weeks after which he will be re-tested,” the statement said.
Earlier this month, Briceno led the People’s United Party (PUP) to victory in the general election in Belize.
Тhеrе іѕ nо wоrd аѕ уеt аѕ tо hоw thіѕ аffесtѕ рlаnѕ tо fоrmаllу ореn thе Nаtіоnаl Аѕѕеmblу. Саbіnеt wаѕ duе tо mееt оn Тuеѕdау tо dіѕсuѕѕ thе іѕѕuе оf арроіntmеnt оf сhіеf ехесutіvе оffісеrѕ аnd thе рlаn tо fіght СОVІD-19 bу Неаlth аnd Wеllnеѕѕ Міnіѕtеr Місhеl Сhеbаt аmоng оthеr thіngѕ.
Following news of the Prime Minister’s diagnosis, the Office of the Prime Minister issued a reminder urging the public to continue to wear masks, practice social distancing and to follow the guidelines of the Ministry of Health.