During the evening coronavirus conference in Mexico this Friday, number 63, José Luis Alomía, general director of Epidemiology, reported that the amount of new confirmed cases, from yesterday to today, was 1,515, an increase of 7.9% the previous day.
The director of Epidemiology also reported that is the day with the most confirmed cases since the beginning of the epidemic in Mexico: approximately 63 people got COVID-19 every 60 minutes in the last 24 hours. In contrast, on Wednesday, April 29, it was reported that on that day there were 1,047 new confirmed cases, an increase of 6.3% on the previous day.
On the epidemic curve confirmed cases and suspects in order to see “trends”. It is an upward trend, confirmed Alomia, which is maintained during phase 3 of the pandemic and the beginning of the curve.
In Mexico, the number of cases of people infected by COVID-19 increased to 20,739 confirmed patients, reported the Ministry of Health (SSa). The figure of fatalities grew to 1,972. For his part, Hugo López-Gatell, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, reported that the country has been on the National Day of Sana Distance for 40 days and 29 days are missing.
It was reported that there are 6,390 confirmed assets, which represent the active epidemic: Your symptom onset date was in the last 14 days. In addition, there are 15,446 suspected cases, 55,003 negatives, and a total of 91,188 people studied.
Most of the distribution of the active epidemic, those cases that started symptoms in the last 14 days, from April 18 to May 1, found in Mexico City with 1,692 cases, the State of Mexico with 1,033 cases, and Tabasco with 341 cases. Campeche, Durango, and Colima are the three entities with the least active cases, with 36, 32, and six, respectively.
The Ministry of Health has recommended, this stage of the health contingency, attend to the provisions of the National Day of Healthy Distance, in order to mitigate the transmission of the virus and with this avoid the saturation of hospitals. These measures were extended until May 30, 2020 in municipalities with high transmission. However, in regions of low or no contagion, the population will be able to return to their activities, gradually, and attending to the basic hygiene provisions, the May 18.
To people suffering from diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, morbid obesity, kidney failure, lupus, cancer, heart and respiratory diseases, as well as transplants, older adults, pregnant people, and those who are in charge of the care of their daughters and sons under 12 years: they are asked to make family shelter at home.
In case of having contact with people outside the nuclear family, keep at least 1.5 meters away each other. It is also recommended the remote greeting and do not say hello, kiss, or hug.
The Secretary of Health, Jorge Alcocer, gave this Thursday at the evening conference on the coronavirus in Mexico a comprehensive and detailed explanation of how an organism works by contracting the virus, that is, the pathophysiology it has. However also detailed and listed the medications that could be used to treat the disease, as well as its mechanisms of action and side effects.
He noted first that There are treatments that are being evaluated to face COVID-19; but clarified that these they have other indications for use that to date have made them controversial tools to face the pandemic.
These eight medications are the Lopinavir (Ritonavir), Redesivir, Hydroxychloroquine, Chloroquine, Tocilizumab, INF-Beta, Azithromycin with Hydroxychloroquine and convalescent plasma.
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