Honduras registered the highest SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection in a day this Friday, with 273 new cases, and reached 3,477 positive patients since the pandemic began in the Central American country.
The National Risk Management System (Sinager) reported today 11 radio and television deaths from COVID-19 during the last day, totaling 167 deaths.
Nine deaths are registered in the department of Cortés, in the north of the country, one in Yoro and the other in Santa Bárbara, in the western part of the national territory.
He noted that a total of 592 tests were carried out, with which the 273 new cases were diagnosed, the majority in the departments of Cortés and Choluteca, in the north and south of Honduras.
Of the total of new cases detected, 193 correspond to Cortés, the most affected; 38 to Choluteca, bordering Nicaragua; 21 to Francisco Morazán, where Tegucigalpa, the capital, is located; 8 to Yoro (north); 5 a Valle, border with El Salvador; 4 to Comayagua (center), and 4 to El Paraíso (east).
Of the total number of positive cases, he added, 381 are hospitalized, of which 347 are “in stable condition, 14 in serious condition and 20 in an intensive care unit.”
The rest of the patients do not present complications, so they are monitored by healthcare personnel.
Furthermore, a total of 439 patients have passed COVID-19, of which 42 were confirmed today by the Sinager authorities.
The Honduran authorities have established control mechanisms throughout the country and have closed land, air and sea borders, as well as non-necessity shops and educational centers.
The Sinager indicated that the efforts and coordination to authorize the entry of flights with Hondurans will be carried out starting today through the diplomatic missions, consular representations or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Honduras.
The departure of foreigners from national territory will be managed through the Honduran Foreign Ministry through a formal request sent by the diplomatic representation or consulates accredited in Honduras.
“Any person who enters the country without any exception must compulsorily comply with 14-day isolation in the Temporary Isolation Centers (CAT)” and all must sign an affidavit in which they undertake “to strictly comply with the measures determined by the authorities health, “according to official information.
The Honduran authorities pointed out that “private flights are not authorized for the entry and exit of people, except for the diplomatic corps accredited in the country, who must obligatorily submit to biosafety protocols and neither will the exit and entry of people be allowed through any border land, sea and air on Saturday and Sunday. ”