Coronavirus in Mexico: they add 86,059 deaths and 847,108 accumulated infections

A man wearing a mask and face shield waits to undergo a COVID-19 test in Mexico City, Mexico.  October 15, 2020. REUTERS / Edgard Garrido
A man wearing a mask and face shield waits to undergo a COVID-19 test in Mexico City, Mexico. October 15, 2020. REUTERS / Edgard Garrido

The Ministry of Health (In) reported that until this Saturday October the 17th They have registered 847,108 cases of contagion accumulated coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition, since the beginning of the epidemic, Mexico has suffered 86,059 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

This represents that there was an increase in 5,447 infected in the last 24 hours, as well as 355 deaths. Likewise, in the country there are 46,827 suspected cases, 1,013,186 negatives and a total of 2,176,522 people studied from the first case, which means that the positivity rate is 38%.

In addition, as of today there are registered 29,178 active cases Dear; that is, patients who started with coronavirus symptoms in the last 14 days (October 4-17).

This was reported from the National Palace Ruy López Ridaura, director general of the National Center for Disease Control and Preventive Programs (Dinner), at a press conference where was not here I’m Hugo Lopez-Gatell, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, nor Jose Luis Alomy, Director General of Epidemiology.

(Photo: Government of Mexico)
(Photo: Government of Mexico)

The official explained that with the trend of estimated cases, you are entering a “plateau”, after several weeks of decline in the epidemic. He even presented the examples of Aguascalientes, Chihuahua, Durango, Nuevo León and Mexico City, which have increased their contagion rates.

After several weeks of being on a decline, we are entering a plateau. Tomorrow in the statistics of the new week, we will see if this plateau is maintained, we see a decrease or an evolution

The entities with the highest rate of estimated active cases of SARS-CoV-2 are Mexico City (5387), New Lion (3213), Jalisco (1607), State of Mexico (1589), Guanajuato (1520), Coahuila (1510), Queretaro (1134) and Durango (1116); as a whole they concentrate more than half (59%) of active cases in the country.

Refering to hospital occupancy and availability At the national level, it was reported that the IRAG Network reported that there are 28,598 general beds, of which 8,384 (29%) are already occupied and 20,214 (71%) available. In this area, Chihuahua surpassed Nuevo León as the entity with the highest percentage of beds being used, with 59%.

(Photo: Government of Mexico)
(Photo: Government of Mexico)

While of the 10,630 beds with fans, 2,5617 (25%) are employed and 8,013 (75%) available. Here too Chihuahua appears as the state with the highest occupancy rate, with 56%.

In the International panorama, there are a total of 39,196,259 confirmed cases worldwide. Of those, they are 4,503,900 (11%) confirmed cases in the last 14 days.

The overall fatality rate remains at 2.8%, and the active pandemic is concentrated in America with 135,640 cases, or 34.6 percent.

Currently, Mexico continues as the fourth country in the world with the most deaths because of the coronavirus only below the United States, Brazil and India, and the tenth in number of infections, according the latest update from Johns Hopkins University.

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