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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.

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COVID-19 continues on the rise; two islanders admitted to KHMH in critical condition

As cases of COVID-19 continue on the rise across the country, San Pedro Town continues to see cases increase, with some islanders needing hospitalization. Two San Pedranos were admitted in critical conditions at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) in Belize City, where they are reported to be stabilized. Islanders are urged to get tested if they suspect they are infected, and those yet to be vaccinated are urged to head to the San Pedro Lions Den for their vaccine. The two persons admitted in critical conditions are reportedly unvaccinated. One of them in his early 20s, while the other is in his early 50s - both had breathing complications.

According to health authorities on the island, as of Tuesday, July 6th, there were 33 active cases, and this number is expected to increase. The majority of the persons sick with COVID-19 are Belizeans, with only a small number of tourists testing positive. Dr. Joshua A. Canul at the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II, emphasized that to avoid ending up at the intensive care unit at KHMH, vaccination is key. The vaccine does not prevent getting infected with COVID-19; however, it gives a person a better chance to fight the illness and lessens the chances of becoming critically ill or even dying.

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