Honduras adds 3,391 deaths from covid-19 and 136,038 accumulated infections

Honduras adds 3,391 deaths from covid-19 and 136,038 accumulated infections

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The health agency added 23 new deaths and 1,130 infections to its statistics, which again shows that the pandemic in the Central American country continues to rise. )

Tegucigalpa, Jan 19 –  The deaths in Honduras from the covid pandemic that began to spread in March 2020, already total 3,391, while the cases of infected rose to 136,038, the state-run System reported on Tuesday National Risk Management (Sinager).
The health agency added 23 new deaths and 1,130 infections to its statistics, which again shows that the pandemic in the Central American country continues to rise.

Of 3,738 new PCR lab tests, in the highest count on record since the pandemic began, 1,130 tested positive, the Sinager said.
According to the health entity, the upward trend of the pandemic is reflected in public hospitals, in which 1,039 patients were counted today, of which 789 have a stable condition, 195 are seriously ill and 55 are in intensive care units.

35 new recovered patients are added, with which the number of those who have been saved from dying from covid-19 increased to 60,200.
In addition to the official information, today it was also reported that five pregnant women, in serious condition, are hospitalized at the Honduran Social Security Institute (Ihss), in San Pedro Sula, north of the country, one of the regions with the most infections of the deadly disease.
The president of the Ihss doctors, Carlos Umaña, told reporters that the five women are in very bad shape.

He added that at the San Pedro Sula Social Security Hospital there are also 27 internal doctors suspected of being infected with covid-19.
According to the doctor, covid-19 is attacking pregnant and young women, which is why he also asked the population to strictly comply with biosecurity measures and not go out if they have nothing to do outside their home.

Umaña made a new call to the Multilateral Table of the emergency of covid-19 to separately discuss the difficult situation that the northern part of the country is experiencing, which, with the central area, where the Honduran capital is located, are still the main epicenters of the disease.
He also indicated that the Mario Catarino Rivas and Leonardo Martínez hospitals, both public, in San Pedro Sula, the second most important city in Honduras, are full of patients and that this situation is leading to the cancellation of selective surgeries in the hospitals.

In his opinion, the country needs to return to a controlled confinement of the population, which was suspended in November 2020 as a result of the devastating passage of tropical storms Eta and Iota, which left damage throughout the country, with a greater incidence in the north and west.

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