COVID-19 deaths on the rise in Central America- PAHO

FILE PHOTO: A medical worker helps a man to get tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), after the government set up testing booths in Tecoluca, El Salvador August 1, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Deaths related to COVID-19 are on the rise in nearly every country in Central America, including a 30% increase in El Salvador, the head of the U.N.-affiliated Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday.

COVID-19 cases were falling in Panama and Costa Rica, but were on the rise in Honduras, Belize and El Salvador, said PAHO director Carissa Etienne.

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