The government of Nicaragua increased the official balance of people infected with the new coronavirus to 4,668 more than a week ago this Tuesday, 174 more than a week ago, although independent sources warn the actual number of cases could be as high as 10,000.
Daniel Ortega’s executive branch updates the census weekly and that Tuesday Health Minister Martha Ortega reported that only four pandemic-related deaths were recorded between August 25 and September 1, bringing the official death toll to 141 after “La Prensa”.
The Citizen Observatory, which is monitoring the evolution of the pandemic through independent sources, claims the patient balance is greater than that recognized by the authorities. As of August 26, it had 9,998 cases and 2,680 deaths classified as “suspects”.
The opposition has accused the Ortega government of failing to take action to contain the pandemic, including encouraging acts and concentrations that involve an agglomeration of people. For its part, the executive claims that the situation is under control.