The number of deaths from coronavirus in Honduras rose to seven this Monday, with a total of 139 confirmed cases, after two weeks of an absolute curfew in the Central American country, health authorities reported.
In the last hours, four new deaths were known, of three men and one woman, all of them between the ages of 46 and 72, according to the official report released this Monday by the National Risk Management System (Sinager).
One of the deceased is a 46-year-old man, of American nationality, who died this Monday at the Leonardo Martínez Hospital in San Pedro Sula, a city in the north of the country.
A 49-year-old woman died Sunday of complications from the coronavirus at the Mario Catarino Rivas Hospital in San Pedro Sula, where two men, aged 72 and 61, also died from the virus that same day.
These three fatalities were from the department of Cortés, in northern Honduras, where 79 of the 139 cases confirmed by COVID-19 are reported.
The Government of Honduras “deeply regretted the death of these four people and expressed its” condolences to the families in mourning. ”
He also asked the media “respect for the dignity and privacy of the deceased, as well as their relatives.”
The first three deaths from coronavirus in Honduras were reported in San Pedro Sula, between March 25 and 28.
The National Risk Management System urged the population to “respect the epidemiological fences” installed by the health authorities, especially in localities that report positive cases for COVID-19.
He also asked citizens to take “forceful actions”, such as staying at home, avoiding unnecessary physical contact, using antibacterial gel and using a mask, to stop the spread of the virus.
According to official figures, 37 of the total cases are registered in Francisco Morazán (center); 14 in Colón (Caribbean); three in Lempira (west); two in Yoro (north); two in Choluteca (south); one in Santa Bárbara (west) and another in Atlántida.
In a measure to limit the spread of COVID-19, the government yesterday extended the absolute curfew for another 14 days and extended the “red alert” in the 18 departments of this Central American nation.