Honduras' total COVID-19 cases nearing 60,000

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-31 12:31:32|Editor: huaxia

TEGUCIGALPA, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Honduras' total number of COVID-19 cases is approaching 60,000, and deaths from the virus are reaching 2,000, the National Risk Management System (Sinager) said on Sunday.

Since March 15 when Honduras announced a nationwide curfew to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, the country has reported a total of 59,645 COVID-19 confirmed cases, according to the Sinager.

In the past 24 hours, 15 more patients died, bringing the national death toll to 1,842, while 853 people remain hospitalized, including 191 in serious condition and 44 in intensive care units.

Meanwhile, 80 patients have recovered during the period, bringing the total recoveries to 10,156.

As of Sunday, Honduras has gradually restarted its economy, allowing more businesses to reopen, including gyms.

To combat the COVID-19 epidemic, the country has deployed medical teams to communities, and opened diagnostic centers in cities to provide early treatment. Enditem