Coronavirus in Mexico: they add 73,258 deaths and 694,121 infections

Undersecretary López-Gatell said that it is necessary to review how the cases of coronavirus have occurred in other countries to note that in Mexico the pandemic has reacted in a similar way (Photo: REUTERS / Jose Luis González)

This September 19, from the National Palace, Hugo López-Gatell, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, reported that there are already 73,258 deaths confirmed in Mexico due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and what’s up 694,121 infections accumulated.

Mexico City and the State of Mexico are the entities with the highest number of active cases Estimates (with start date of the last 14 days by the positivity index, by entity and epidemiological week). At the national level 34,709 infections are calculated.

Also, there are more than 2,000 suspicious deaths that could add to the total in the next few hours. They also accounted for 804,832 negative cases, 81,424 suspects and patients 496,224 recovered out of a total of 1,580,377 tests performed.

Index of confirmed cases until this Saturday (Photo: SSa)

Index of confirmed cases until this Saturday (Photo: SSa)

Five o’clock entities with the highest number of cases accumulated are: Mexico City, State of Mexico, Guanajuato, Nuevo León and Veracruz, which together make up 41.2% of all registered cases in the country.

On the other hand, Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Veracruz, Puebla and Baja California are the five entities that have registered the highest number of deaths and that together they represent almost half (43.5%) of all those in the country. Mexico City alone, accumulates 15.8% of all deaths at the national level.

Regarding beds with fan counted (10,758), to care for patients with severe symptoms of COVID-19, 25% (2,692) are busy and 75% (8,066) are available. Although Mexico City has the highest number of occupied beds, it still accounts for more than 50% of hospital availability.

Number of active cases and epidemic curve (Photo: SSa)

Number of active cases and epidemic curve (Photo: SSa)

Of the 31,167 general hospital beds accounted for throughout the country, 31% (9,562) are employed and the 69% are available (21,605). The states with the lowest percentage of available beds are: Nayarit, Colima, Nuevo León and Mexico City

López-Gatell compared the development of COVID-19 cases in countries of Europe with Mexico, showing that the pandemic has expressed itself in similar ways in all regions of the world.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), up to this day 5,011,212 confirmed cases are reported in Europe, of which 551,850 are active infections, that is, they were detected within the last 14 days.

Number of beds with a fan nationwide (Photo: SSa)

Number of beds with a fan nationwide (Photo: SSa)

The official pointed out that it is important for the Mexican population to realize the reality of other nations in the face of infections and note that in all countries have taken similar mitigation measures.

He also recalled that Mexico has a reality of polarization because there are many who live in poverty and others who live with comforts.

He referred that those who live “up to date” were seriously affected when the Healthy Distance Day began. During this period, the government did not take coercive measures to force people to stay at home, allowing some to go out to earn a living.

Number of general hospital beds in Mexico (Photo: SSa)

Number of general hospital beds in Mexico (Photo: SSa)

He said that if tough measures have been taken on social distancing, in the context that Mexico lives, Serious problems have arisen between the population and the authorities, giving way to arbitrariness.

For his part Zoé Robledo, holder of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), reported that the Secretary General of the Inter-American Conference on Social Security (CISS), Dr. Gibran Ramirez He took leave to absent himself from his position because he ran as a candidate for the national leadership of Morena.


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