Guatemala declares red alert in its hospital network due to Covid-19 increase

The authorities emphasized that the alert was issued due to the increase in cases of covid-19, which in the last 15 days alone infected more than 17,000 Guatemalans, and the saturation of temporary hospitals with severe cases.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Guatemala declared this Wednesday a red alert in its hospital network due to the increase in cases of covid-19 infection, which in 13 months has caused the death of 7,309 people.

Guatemala has a population of about 17.2 million, about the same as the Netherlands.

The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS) informed that this maximum alert is institutional in its communication channels.

The health ministry explained that it declared "the hospital red alert due to the increase in cases of covid-19 in national and temporary hospitals so that the . . .

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