So far in January, the number of people killed by Covid-19 has increased 160% in Colima, compared to December, according to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (SSBS).
COLIMA, Col. (February 2, 2021).- So far this month the number of people killed by covid-19 in this state has increased 160%, compared to December, according to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (SSBS ) of the state government.
Last night, Colima was included in the red color or maximum risk of the Epidemiological Risk Traffic Light of the Federal Government’s Health Secretariat, along with 12 other entities, according to the announcement made by the General Director of Health Promotion, Ricardo Cortés, during the press conference at the National Palace.
Hours before, the head of the SSBS of Colima, Leticia Guadalupe Delgado Carrillo, reported that Colima closed December with 45 deaths caused by coronavirus, that is, a daily average of 1.4, while during January the death of 117 people has been registered, whose average is 4.1 per day.
According to the daily publications of the SSBS on the subject, 47 of the deaths occurred in the last six days, that is, a daily average of 7.8 fatal outcomes.
In the last three days, Delgado Carrillo reported, hospital occupancy ranged between 47 and 54% at the state level, with an upward trend, but the highest percentages were present in local hospitals such as the Regional University Hospital, 85%; General of Zone No. 1 in Villa de Álvarez, 70%; and the ISSSTE Clinic in Colima, 50%.
In the same way, the seriously hospitalized treated represent 83.8% when accounting for 1,764, while 7.9% and 8.2% are intubated (167) and non-serious (173), respectively.
The state official reported that cases among the population between 30 and 39 years of age have increased considerably and almost reached the total number of cases in adults over 65 years of age, since as of January 28, the group aged 30 to 34 and 35 to 39 years of age totaled 1,062 and 1,034, respectively, against 1,200 over 65s.
In Delgado’s opinion, a “very high risk” outlook is looming for Colima, because while in December 644 positive cases were recorded, 20.7 per day, in January there are 969 new cases, equivalent to 34.6 per day, a situation that brings the state closer together to the high season averages of viral transmission that occurred in the middle of last year, which implies the reinforcement of social actions.
The foregoing, she pointed out, “reflects the relaxation of protection measures, as well as the consequences of those social gatherings where health security measures were not taken care of.”