On Wednesday, July 28th, it was reported that a San Pedrano passed away at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) due to complications caused by COVID-19. Health authorities had previously said that some islanders were hospitalized at the KHMH and were confirmed to be unvaccinated. As cases continue to rise, island residents are reminded that vaccination is the only way to fight the disease effectively and are implored to get tested if there are suspicions of being infected.

According to Dr. Joshua A. Canul from Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II, on Thursday, July 29th, San Pedro has 46 active infections, including island residents and tourists. This number is expected to increase as more persons visit the Mar de Tumbo flu clinic for swabbing. He reported that for July, 76 COVID-19 cases had been confirmed on the island, showing an increase compared to June. Dr. Canul said it is worrisome as cases are not going down.

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