Honduras confirms 4,873 deaths and 196,704 infections by covid-19

Honduras confirms 4,873 deaths and 196,704 infections by covid-19

Honduras reached this Tuesday 196,704 confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 4,873 deaths from the disease, indicated the state National Risk Management System (Sinager).

Of 2,674 new PCR laboratory tests, 618 were positive, which increased infections to 196,704, according to the daily bulletin of the health agency.

It also confirmed 12 new cases of deaths corresponding to several days, which brings the number of deaths from the disease to 4,873 since March 2020.

The Honduran entity indicated that 1,136 Hondurans are hospitalized throughout the country, of which 560 have a stable condition, 510 are seriously ill and 66 are in intensive care units.

With regard to those recovered, 129 new cases were added today, bringing the number of people who have been cured of the virus infection to 76,081, he added.

Honduras, with a population of 9.3 million, notified on March 11, 2020, the first two cases of covid-19, to two Honduran women who arrived in the country from Spain and Switzerland.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the departments of Cortés, in the north, and Francisco Morazán, in the center, where the capital is located, have been the main epicenters of infections.

Given the high incidence of infections and sick people in the department of Olancho, in the east of the country, the Minister of Health, Alba Consuelo Flores, announced today the intervention of two hospitals in Catacamas and Juticalpa to deal with the virus.

He pointed out that medical brigades will begin to leave again “house by house, to make the early recruitment of patients positive for the virus.”

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