COVID-19 cases in Honduras top 100,000

TEGUCIGALPA, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- Honduras had registered 100,041 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and 2,745 deaths from the disease, local media said on Sunday.

Citing data released late Saturday by the National Risk Management System (Sinager), media reported 402 patients were hospitalized, including 295 in stable condition, 92 in serious condition and 15 in intensive care units.

The Central American country is in a state of emergency due to both COVID-19 and the impact of tropical storm Eta earlier this week, which left more than 20 dead, and caused significant losses to agriculture and infrastructure.

At shelters housing those evacuated due to floodwaters, health brigades are screening people with rapid tests to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

In the capital Tegucigalpa, the city with the second-largest outbreak after San Pedro Sula, more than 1,000 people are in shelters, according to a statement from the mayor's office.

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