(CMR) Honduras has now confirmed that it has its first two cases of new coronavirus earlier this morning. the Ministry of Health issued a video statement and released it to official government channels.
The first infected person is a 42-year-old pregnant woman from Honduras who entered the country on March 4 from Spain at the Toncontín International Airport. She is now hospitalized in “clinically stable” condition. The second woman, a 37-year-old Honduran, traveled from Switzerland to Ramón Villeda Morales Airport in San Pedro Sula on March 5. She is said to have a more mild infection and has been isolated at home.
Both patients had their diagnosis confirmed at the National Laboratory of Virology. The Ministry of Health has indicated that they knew it was only a matter of time before they could confirm the presence of an infection in their territory.
They have designated 18 hospital units as part of the public health network that will be able to deal with coronavirus cases. The San Felipe Hospital was designated in Tegucigalpa, which will function as a kind of filter, that is, it will be the first place where suspicious patients should arrive. They will then determine if further hospitalization is required for if home isolation would be sufficient. More severe cases will be transferred to the National Cardiopulmonary Institute, better known as the Thorax Hospital. They have 20 patient beds ready at that facility and four for intensive care coronavirus patients.