Tegucigalpa, Apr 1 (EFE) .- The number of deaths in Honduras from covid-19 rose to 4,622 this Thursday, while the number of infected to 189,726, according to the daily report of the state National Risk Management System (Sinager).

The Honduran organization indicated that 2,852 new laboratory PCR tests, 683 were positive, with which the infections already total 189,726 in more than a year of pandemic.

There are 17 new cases of deaths, corresponding to several days, which have left the figure at 4,622.

In addition, the health agency registered 1,056 cases of people hospitalized for COVID-19, of which 588 have a stable condition, 405 are in serious condition and 63 are in intensive care units.

The Sinager also reported 576 new recovered patients, with which there are already 73,308 who have been saved from dying from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

Doctors from public hospitals that are at the forefront of the covid-19 pandemic have warned that the numbers of infections and deaths could be triggered by the crowds on the beaches and tourist centers of the country for the Easter holiday.

Several specialists today criticized the irresponsibility of citizens lining up at bus stations and the ferry without respecting physical distancing, according to videos posted on social networks.

The health authorities have been making appeals to the population that goes out in search of tourist sites or returns to their villages to keep the sanitary measures, although many of them do not wear masks.

The first two cases of contagion with covid-19 in the Central American country were confirmed on March 11 of last year.

The main epicenters of the pandemic continue to be the departments of Cortés, in northern Honduras, and Francisco Morazán, in the center, according to official reports.

Honduras began a vaccination day at the end of February with 5,000 doses of Moderna donated by Israel, to which 48,000 from a batch of 428,000 were added in March, also as part of a donation, under the Covax mechanism promoted by the World Organization for Health (WHO).

(c) EFE Agency

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