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Deaths from covid-19 in Honduras rise to 4,776 and infections to 194,548

Tegucigalpa, Apr 9 (EFE) .- The death toll from covid-19 in Honduras rose this Friday to 4,776 and the number of infections to 194,548, reported the state National Risk Management System (Sinager).

According to the health agency, 51 new deaths were confirmed today, with which there are already 4,776 since the pandemic of the deadly disease began to spread in the country, in March 2020.

765 new positive cases confirmed by the National Virology Laboratory are added among 3,072 new tests processed, indicated the Sinager.

The Central American country also registers 1,072 people hospitalized due to covid-19, of which 550 have a stable condition, 459 are serious and 63 are in intensive care units.

In more than a year of the pandemic, Honduras also adds 75,233 recovered patients with 474 new cases confirmed today, indicated the Sinager.

In 2021 Honduras has registered a high incidence of positive cases with covid-19 and deaths that is exceeding the monthly rates between March and December 2020.

Last year, according to the Sinager, the country registered 122,763 infections and 3,141 deaths as of December.

According to the Sinager records, so far in 2021, including today’s cases, the infections total 71,785, while the deaths 1,635.

In less than four months of this year, the number of deaths exceeds by more than 50% those registered between March and December 2020.

Medical sources from public and private hospitals affirm that the situation is alarming and that it will continue to worsen, while the vaccination process that began in February with the donation made by Israel of a batch of doses to immunize some 2,600 people remains stagnant. They have already received the second dose.

There are 48,000 vaccines, donated under the Covax Mechanism, promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO), applied to the same number of people, all of the health system, who are waiting for the second dose.

So far it is not known when the rest of the 428,000 vaccines donated under the Covax Mechanism will arrive, whose second shipment, which had been announced for the end of March, has not yet arrived in the country.

It is also unknown when another 4.2 million Russian drugs announced by the Honduran government in early March will arrive.

(c) EFE Agency

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