The week begins with a large number of infected in Mexico by covid-19
Mexico reached 36,327 accumulated cases and 3,573 deaths of COVID-19 this Monday, after the notification in the last 24 hours of 1,305 new infections and 108 deaths, health authorities reported.
The 1,305 cases this Monday represented a 3.73% increase over the 35,022 the day before "and constitute the lowest percentage observed so far," explained the director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía, at a press conference in the capital. Mexican.
When presenting the Covid technical report in the country, Alomía specified that the active part of the epidemic is made up of 8,288 cases – 22.8% of the accumulated – which are patients with symptoms of the disease developed in the last 14 days.
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The accumulated deaths reached the figure of 3,573, 108 more than the previous day, in addition to a record of 259 deaths indicated as suspicious and that are waiting for the cause of death to be determined, Alomía explained.
To date, there are 20,991 accumulated suspected cases, which are patients who are awaiting the results of tests to confirm the origin of their disease.
Alomía reported 75,798 accumulated negative cases since the beginning of the pandemic and specified that the universe of people studied is 135,116 people, the result of the sum of those confirmed, negative and suspected.
Mexico City and the State of Mexico are the entities with the highest number of active cases of COVID-19, with 2,037 and 1,102 infections, respectively, in addition to being the center of the epidemic in the national territory, followed by Baja California, , Sinaloa, Veracruz, Quintana Roo and Puebla.
Authorities reported an average occupancy of 34% of the total 13,529 general beds for COVID-19 patients in the country, in addition to 27% of beds with ventilators for patients in serious condition.
The deputy director of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, recalled that the main pre-existing diseases in deceased COVID-19 patients are hypertension in 42%, diabetes in 39% and obesity in 29%.
López-Gatell confirmed that 8,544 members of the country’s health personnel have been infected since the beginning of the pandemic in Mexico, of which 111 have died.
Of the 8,544 infections of health personnel, 2,147 are considered active cases for having expressed symptoms in the last fourteen days.
23,525 negative cases have been registered in health personnel and another 6,747 are currently under study, López-Gatell said.
Nurses are the group with the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 41%; followed by doctors with 37%; 19% are "other health professionals," such as administrators, 2% laboratory specialists and 1% dentists, the official said.
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