Two Caribbean Community countries have registered deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours, while others that have not registered cases in recent months, are now doing so.
In Trinidad and Tobago, two people have died from the virus bringing the total number of deaths to 95.
The Ministry of Health said that the two were an elderly male and a female, both with pre-existing medical conditions.
It said 47 new cases were reported within the last 24 hours, bringing the total active cases to 1,601 and that the total number of cases since March is 5,241 and there are now 3,545 recovered patients.
In Belize, where 46 of the 108 new samples tested positive, two more deaths were recorded the last 24 hours.
“We have 16 recoveries to report. Unfortunately, we have two more deaths to report. Both are in males, one from the north who had been referred to the KHMH (Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital) ICU and had been unstable over the last couple of days; the second is a person from Belize who had had a cardio embolic event and had been deteriorating until his death,” the Ministry of Health said.
As a result, the country now has 2,728 positive cases, 1,059 of which are active, and a death toll of 43.