The latest update on COVID-19 in San Pedro Town indicates that cases are on the rise. Over the past days, the number of infected persons has significantly increased, and as of Monday, June 28th, reliable reports indicate 14 active cases on the island, with more to be confirmed. Some of the people testing positive for the virus work in the service industry (restaurants, water taxis, tour operators, gyms), while the rest are tourists.
According to medical personnel on the island, the state of these persons is stable, and no one has required further healthcare. These people will remain in isolation for about ten days before they are again tested. In the case of the tourists, they will not be allowed to leave the country until they test negative for the virus.
Caye Caulker has reported one person, a Belizean, testing positive for COVID-19.
The cause for the increase in infections is attributed to poor enforcement of the COVID-19 regulations. According to Dr. Joshua Canul at the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II, islanders bring down their guard. People are not wearing face masks, social distancing is not respected, and beach parties have become a routine. Proper hand hygiene has reportedly not been followed as well.Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun