Mexico Exceeds 120 Thousand Contagions And 14 Thousand Deaths Due to Covid-19

Mexico Exceeds 120 Thousand Contagions And 14 Thousand Deaths Due to Covid-19

The peak of the pandemic in Mexico is lasting longer than expected, today there are more than 120 thousand infections of Covid-19

Mexico on Monday exceeded 120,000 infections and 14,000 deaths from COVID-19 with the report of 2,999 new cases and 354 deaths, reported the country’s health authorities.

The director general of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía, said when presenting the daily report that the country has as of today 120,102 infections and 14,053 accumulated deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, on February 28.

The 2,999 new cases represent the lowest amount since a peak of 4,442 infections was reached in the country on June 4 in a single day.

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Mexico exceeds 120 thousand infections and 14 thousand deaths from COVID-19. Photo: Reforma

The accumulated cases in the last 24 hours presented a growth of 2.6% compared to 117,103 the previous day, while in deaths the increase was 2.5% compared to the 13,699 contained in the previous report.

The health authorities also have a report of 1,284 suspicious deaths that are in the process of laboratory studies to confirm whether the cause of death was the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus.

Alomía indicated that 18,416 cases, just over 15% of the accumulated, are patients with symptoms of the disease developed in the last 14 days, which is why they represent the active epidemic and can transmit it.

The official confirmed that since February 28, 344,375 patients have been studied, of which 177,875 were negative in their tests, in addition to another 46,398 are still considered suspected of being infected with the virus.

Alomía confirmed that of the 22,664 general beds for COVID-19 patients, 10,346 are occupied, equivalent to 46%; while the occupation of intensive therapy beds is 38% or 2,979 of the 7,784 that are prepared in the country’s hospitals.

Mexico City has an occupancy level of 78% of general hospital care beds and 68% in intensive care beds; followed by the State of Mexico with 77% of general beds and 66% in intensive care.

Alomía reported that 73% of deaths from COVID-19 had at least one previous disease, hypertension, followed by diabetes, obesity and smoking, mainly.

On June 1, the Mexican government began the so-called "new normal" despite the fact that the peak of the pandemic in the country has not been overcome and now activities are governed by a four-color traffic light depending on the degree of severity of the epidemic in each state.

The result of this so-called "new normal" is that each week the federal government updates a four-color traffic light according to the severity of the epidemic in each state. From this traffic light, the governors must design a plan to reopen economic activities and public space.