This Saturday, Mexico passed the barrier of 600 deaths from COVID-19 and registered a new peak in deaths from the disease with 104 died in the last 24 hours.
The Mexican health authorities reported that 104 deaths were recorded within the balance of the single-day coronavirus epidemic, the highest number since the beginning of the health crisis. The highest number of deaths are registered in the age group of 55 to 59 years.
The total of deaths reported today by the undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, during the evening press conference, it is 650. Yesterday’s number was 546 deaths from COVID-19.
However, until this Saturday in Mexico there are 123 suspicious deaths of people who had symptoms from COVID-19 but who failed to verify the diagnosis in life. After performing confirmatory body test They could be classified as positive deaths from coronavirus.
The undersecretary also reported that in the country there are 12,369 suspected cases, 29,301 negatives, and a total of 49,167 people studied, in addition to the fact that the map presented daily at the conference is painted more and more yellow, which means that there are more and more confirmed cases in several of the country’s federal entities.
The federal entity with the highest number of confirmed cases and deaths is Mexico City: the one that more suffers for him outbreak of coronavirus due to its high population density, as reported at each official conference López-Gatell.
Deaths associated with comorbidity and risk factors are hypertension (42.92%), diabetes (38.31%), obesity (31.38%), smoking (12%), lung diseases (9.23%), chronic kidney failure (7.23%), cardiovascular disease (6.77%), immunosuppression (5.54%), asthma (2.92%), and HIV or AIDS (0.62%).
The first death due to coronavirus in Mexico registered on March 19, although the Ministry of Health (SSa) classified it as suspicious. It was the next day when this was confirmed and increased to 2 people who lost their lives.
Is figure was kept for several days until March 23, when the agency pointed out that the number grew to 4 deaths. Since then, the number of deaths from coronaviruses has increased every day.
Explaining how COVID-19 disease can become severe, the undersecretary said the virus can reach the lower parts of the respiratory tree through the airway, lungs and bronchi. When that occurs it inflames the lung tissue and causes damage to the microscopic circulation of the lungs. The area where the exchange between oxygen and carbon dioxide occurs, inside the lungs, stop working.
That’s the damage that can result in a fatal situation. “The serious form of COVID-19, for practical purposes, we can consider as pneumonia. This lung damage leads to the need for respiratory support, which can lead to serious and fatal conditions. ”
From the age of 60 a larger proportion of hospitalized cases is presented compared to those who do not require it for the same age category. In contrast, ambulatory cases or mild clinical conditions predominate among those younger than 60 years.
López-Gatell also stated that the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects also are related to the “huge” epidemic of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and various chronic diseases associated with poor diet.
The highest case fatality rates per 100 cases they are found in the states of Chihuahua, Durango, and Colima, with 23.66, 21.05, and 20.00, respectively. “If you are a person at risk, go to medical attention. Do not wait, it is important that you have an early assessment, “he recalled.
The mortality rate per 100,000 inhabitants in Mexico is 0.51. The highest is in Mexico City with 1.97, followed by Baja California with 1.87, and Quintana Roo with 1.80. The minors are found in the states of Nuevo León and Veracruz with 0.11 and 0.09, respectively.
This Thursday it was reported, during the morning conference at the National Palace, that the National Day of Healthy Distance will be held until May 30 and not until April 30 as planned, in order to retain mitigation measures as well as keep protection of older adults, people with chronic diseases, and pregnant women.
However, due to low or no transmission of the virus In some municipalities, sanitary security measures will remain until may 17th in those territories.
As long as we continue to comply with the measures ”, in the rest of the country the restart of classes and productive activities will be from June 1, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said.
López-Gatell, stated that, according to the projection of the Scientific Group of the Ministry of Health before COVID-19, the end of the first cycle of the epidemic is projected for the end of June. “The end of the first cycle of the COVID-19 epidemic, that is, until 95% of the cases are exhausted, would be June 25”, López-Gatell reported.
Nevertheless, the Undersecretary of Health emphasized that this will occur only if compliance with the mitigation measures and the Sana Distancia Day continues..