Honduras reports over 2,500 deaths from COVID-19

2020-10-17 22:35:24 GMT2020-10-18 06:35:24(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

TEGUCIGALPA, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- Honduras has registered over 2,500 deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) so far, the National Risk Management System (Sinager) reported on Saturday.

The organization stated that as of Friday night, 2,556 deaths and 86,691 cases have been registered in the country, and 34,546 people have recovered so far.

Additionally, 701 people are currently hospitalized, with 551 in stable condition, 124 in serious condition, and 26 in intensive care units.

The Central American country has managed to slow the spread of the pandemic by installing primary care centers throughout the country, known as "triages," and sending medical brigades to look for cases house-to-house in the most affected areas.

The departments of Francisco Morazan and Cortes are the most populated in the country and have also registered the highest numbers of cases.

Honduras is still in Phase 2 of its economic reopening, and on Monday it will reopen the El Amatillo land border with El Salvador.

In Phase 2, cinemas, bars, and gyms remain closed and no more than 50 people are allowed to gather in a place at one time, according to Sinager. Enditem

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