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COVID-19 pandemic in Belize
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Map of districts in Belize with confirmed COVID-19 cases:

     20+ confirmed      15–20 confirmed      5–15 confirmed      1–5 confirmed

     no confirmed cases
Disease COVID-19
Virus strain SARS-CoV-2
Location Belize
First case San Pedro Town
Arrival date 23 March 2020
Origin Wuhan, China
Confirmed cases 12,994 (as of 16 June 2021)
Recovered 12,507
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The COVID-19 pandemic in Belize is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first case in Belize was confirmed on 23 March 2020.


The country's first case was confirmed on 23 March, a Belizean woman who returned to San Pedro Town from Los Angeles, California. The second case was confirmed on 25 March. They had come into contact with the first case.

The third case in Belize was confirmed on 29 March from a traveler returning from New York City to Belize City.

The fifth case of coronavirus was confirmed in a Belizean student who returned from Florida. Two people died (on 4 April and 10 April).

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