NY/HELP volunteers don’t know, at this point, when they might be able to travel to Honduras to continue their work helping the people in the mountains.
January 25, 2021, health authorities confirmed that Honduras is seeing a second
wave of COVID-19 infections, noting a rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations and
triage center consultations. Health Ministry officials say that COVID-19
consultations in the department of Cortés, home to the industrial hub of San
Pedro Sula that is currently dealing with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Eta
and Hurricane Iota, have risen by 200 per cent after the holiday season. Daily new cases have surpassed 1,000 on
several occasions in January, while the 8 January daily death count of 52 was
the country’s highest since the 56 deaths reported in early August.
Although nationwide hospital occupancy rate is at about 55 per cent, nearly every hospital’s intensive care units (ICUs) are 100 per cent occupied.
In spite of COVID-19, work is going forward on building the new middle school, which will house a satellite clinic as well.
The new Honduran doctor and nurse were not able to travel to the clinic in La Laguna in December due to the road being impassable after the last hurricane.
With the needed addition of the two medical people, our need for donations has grown so we will be able to afford this necessary help in the clinic.
you can give would be especially appreciated.
Checks can be made out to NY/HELP Honduras and sent to:
c/o Arcade United Church of Christ
PO Box 95
Arcade NY 14009-0095