Honduras registers 426 deaths and 15,366 infections by COVID-19



Honduras registered on Thursday nine cases of deaths by COVID-19, with which the number of deaths since March increased to 426, while the contagions now total 15,366, the state-run National Risk Management System (Sinager) reported.

Of 1,620 PCR laboratory tests, the highest recorded in a single day, 795 were positive, with infections reaching 15,366, the agency said.

The figure of 795 new cases of contagion is also the highest recorded by the Sinager since the pandemic began to spread in mid-March.

The majority of new infections correspond to the department of Cortés, in the north of the country, where the city of San Pedro Sula is located, the city with the highest economic, commercial and industrial growth.

The department of Francisco Morazán, where Tegucigalpa, the country's capital, is still located as the second epicenter of the pandemic.

The Sinager report adds that 54 patients have recovered, with 1,600 Hondurans who have been saved from dying by COVID-19.

At the national level, the Central American country registers, with today's new cases, 1,186 people hospitalized by COVID, of which 796 have a stable condition, 338 serious and 52 in intensive care units.

USA DONATE 50 MECHANICAL FANS

In order for Honduras to continue in the fight against COVID-19, the United States Government donated 50 mechanical fans today, reported Honduran Foreign Minister Lisandro Rosales on Twitter, who is also the presidential commissioner in the face of the deadly disease pandemic.

"Thanks to the United States government, for the donation of mechanical ventilators to attend # Covid19 patients who arrive at healthcare centers in serious condition, with difficulty breathing. This team is of enormous help in these times of demand in hospitals," indicated the high official.

The fans will be distributed in a hospital in San Pedro Sula, the second largest city in the country, and two in Tegucigalpa. Both cities have the highest incidence of infections with COVID-19.

Mechanical fans donated by the United States cost $ 945,000, the Tegucigalpa Presidential House said in a statement.

The Chargé d'affaires of the United States in Honduras, Colleen Hoey, said that "once again, my country is shoulder to shoulder with Honduras, this time, to face the Covid-19 pandemic" and that "this donation of mechanical fans will save the lives of Honduran patients. "

The mechanical fans are state-of-the-art, compact and portable, adds the official information.

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