In the last 24 hours, 601 new deaths and 4,786 new infections were confirmed in Mexico
According to authorities from the Ministry of Health, 710,049 people have been infected with coronavirus in Mexico, while 74,949 have died from the new disease.
Although in the last 24 hours 601 new deaths and 4,786 new infections were confirmed, the general director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía Zegarra, said that they have been reduced by -47% and -18%, respectively.
Regarding the decrease in cases, the specialist mentioned that it is “one of the most important decreases that we have had practically in the last month and a half and it is still maintained “.
Since the beginning of the pandemic in Mexico, 510,237 have been recovered; However, Alomía pointed out that 5% of the estimated cases make up the active epidemic in the country, that is, 33,489 people have presented symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
In this sense, Mexico City is the entity with the highest number of active cases, followed by Nuevo León, the State of Mexico, Guanajuato, and Jalisco as the entities with more than 1,000 active cases and which together account for almost half ( 48.6% ) of active cases in the country.
In contrast, according to data from the most recent technical report, Tlaxcala, Campeche, and Chiapas are the states with less than 140 active infections. Due to this, the last two entities mentioned already contemplate the possibility of returning to face-to-face classes in the coming days with all health measures.
However, it should not be forgotten that the five entities with the highest number of accumulated cases distributed by residence entity are Mexico City, State of Mexico, Guanajuato, Nuevo León and Veracruz, which together make up 41.1% of all cases registered in Mexico.
Regarding deaths, Alomía indicated that the downward trend in the occurrence of deaths is “ perpetuated ”, so that between weeks 36 and 37 it presented a “significant decrease” of -47%. There are still 2,171 suspicious deaths, that is, still pending.
Continue to rank the City of Mexico, the State of Mexico, Veracruz, Puebla, and Baja California as the five entities that have registered the highest number of deaths, which together account for nearly half (43.3%) of all of the country. Mexico City alone accumulates 15.7% of all deaths nationwide.
It should be noted that COVID-19 is already the fourth cause of death in Mexico, below heart problems, diabetes, and malignant tumors. However, experts consulted by EFE pointed out that it could become the first for next December and non-communicable diseases, coupled with poverty, have been factors that have had an impact on this situation.
Among the non-communicable diseases that stand out are cardiovascular (myocardial infarctions or cerebrovascular accidents); cancer; chronic respiratory diseases (chronic obstructive lung disease or asthma) and diabetes.
Regarding hospital occupancy and availability, of the 30,707 general beds to care for seriously ill patients with coronavirus, 9,8,961 (29%) are occupied throughout the country, while 21,746 remain free.
The entities with the highest occupancy are Nayarit with 52%; Nuevo León with 45%; Mexico City with 44%; and Guerrero with 41%.
Meanwhile, of the 10,702 beds with mechanical ventilators for the most critical patients due to the disease, 2,677 (25%) are occupied and 8,025 are available so that the entities with the highest occupancy are Colima with 43%; Mexico City with 41%; Nuevo León and Aguascalientes with 40%, respectively.
In contrast, the states with the lowest occupancy are Campeche and Chiapas with 4% respectively.