COVID-19 pandemic in Honduras

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COVID-19 pandemic in Honduras
Map for COVID-19 cases in Honduras.png
Map of departments with confirmed cases (as of 05 May)
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseToncontín International Airport, Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazan
Ramón Villeda Morales Airport, San Pedro Sula, Cortes
Arrival date10 March 2020
(2 years, 8 months and 3 days)
Confirmed cases2,255
Suspected cases1,000+
Government website
Estadística Nacional de Coronavirus
Suspected cases have not been confirmed as being due to this strain by laboratory tests, although some other strains may have been ruled out.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was first confirmed to have spread to Honduras on 10 March 2020.[1]

Cases[change | change source]

The first case of COVID-19 was when two women tested positive for the disease after one of them landed on Toncontin International Airport in a flight from Madrid, Spain and the other on Ramón Villeda Morales Airport in a flight from Geneva, Switzerland.

As of 7 May 2020, there are 1,685 confirmed cases in the country, 1211 in the Cortes Department, 259 in the Francisco Morazan Department, 56 in the Yoro Department, 47 in the Atlantida Department, and 42 in the Colon Department; 105 people have died and 154 have recovered from the virus and its complications.

Confirmed cases have been reported in 16 of the country's 18 departments.

Response[change | change source]

Since then, the country has closed all of its borders. They suspended classes at all levels of education nationwide, ordered a nationwide curfew, and price freezes for basic food items and certain medical supplies and equipment. This was done to stop prices from going up due to panic buying.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Se registran 219 casos y 14 muertos a causa de COVID-19" [219 new cases and 14 deaths caused by COVID-19] (in Spanish). Secretaria de Salud. 2 April 2020. Archived from the original on 28 July 2020. Retrieved 14 May 2020.