Wednesday 24 February 2021

Citizen Observatory: Deaths associated to COVID-19 rise to 2,768 in Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA  –  The number of deaths in Nicaragua with symptoms related to the new coronavirus pandemic rose to 2,768, including 17 in the last week, according to a report released this Friday by the Observatorio Cuidadano (Citizen Observatory).

The Observatory, a network of doctors and volunteers from all over Nicaragua, also reported 10,631 suspected cases of the disease until last October 7, including 118 in the last seven days, and higher than the records provided by the Ministry of Health (Minsa).

- Advertisement -

According to the Observatory, whose data is endorsed by the Nicaraguan medical union, in recent days an increase in people hospitalized with symptoms of COVID-19 has been observed.

“We have received reports of increases in the number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19, both in private and public hospitals. The agglomerations of mid-September may have had an impact on an increase in cases at the end of that month “, indicated the observatory, in its weekly report.

The September agglomerations were promoted by the Sandinista government and mayors with the aim of celebrating national holidays, especially in state schools, as well as promoting domestic tourism.

Official data

The independent conglomerate data remained distant from the official statistics. Until last Tuesday, the Health authorities reported 5,264 confirmed cases and 153 deaths.

- Advertisement -

More than 30 Nicaraguan medical associations, as well as the Nicaraguan Medical Unit, have publicly expressed their doubts about the official data.

So far the government has not established restrictions to stop the spread of the pandemic, arguing that it should not affect the economy.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Acnudh) have shown their concern about the handling of the pandemic in Nicaragua.

Article originally appeared on Today Nicaragua and is republished here with permission.

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Q24N
Q24N is an aggregator of news for Latin America. Reports from Mexico to the tip of Chile and Caribbean are sourced for our readers to find all their Latin America news in one place.

Related Articles

Reviewing the Year of the Pandemic in Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA – 2020 was marked above all by Covid-19. It became...

Eta Increases Covid-19 Risk in Nicaragua and Honduras

TODAY NICARAGUA – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned that...

MOST READ

Costa Rica urges the Americas to become the first region in the world free of child labor

Q REPORTS - On Thursday, February 11, through a virtual broadcast, Costa Rica encouraged the region to join efforts to end the deprivation of...

Chevrolet will have an exhibition of vintage cars older than 90 years

HQ - This Friday, February 19, and Saturday, February 20, Chevrolet and Taller Grupo Q will have a "Fan Day", which will be held...

Restaurant owners applaud the end of the daytime restriction on weekends

QCOSTARICA - The elimination of the daytime sanitary vehicle restrictions in less than a week, given the drop in infections and hospitalizations due to...

French Tourists with Covid-19 stranded in Costa Rica call for help

"We're guilty, we're at fault for leaving. That's it, I'm saying it clearly,"  Antoine Stefanelli, one of the French tourists stranded in Costa Rica...

AyA’s board member reacts: GM says that everything was resolved

QCOSTARICA - A member of the board of directors of the Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) - water utility - Yolanda Acuña...

Legislator criticizes “spectacle” of the Government with vaccines: It is ridiculous to have the President on the airport runway

QCOSTARICA - Legislator Ricardo Benavides lashed out on Tuesday that in the midst of the efforts to advance with the covid-19 vaccines the Government...

#DEBUNKED: Carlos Alvarado, Daniel Salas and Román Macaya will be vaccinated when it is their turn

QCOSTARICA - It is a lie that Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado; Minister of Health, Daniel Salas; and the executive president of the Costa...

Despite Covid and Barriers Nicaraguans Migrate to Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Restricted borders, increased immigration patrols, limitations in transportation and movement and the pandemic has not deterred Nicaraguan migrants from arriving in Costa...

Covid-19 contagion rate in Costa Rica rises slightly, but new cases continue to decline

QCOSTARICA - The contagion rate of covid-19 in Costa Rica rose slightly in the last week according to the most recent analysis by the...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Article originally appeared on Today Nicaragua and is republished here with permission.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.