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Coronavirus in Mexico: there are already 74,348 deaths and 705,263 infections



This Tuesday, September 22, there are 705,263 accumulated infections.  (Photo: Steve Allen)
This Tuesday, September 22, there are 705,263 accumulated infections. (Photo: Steve Allen)

From the National Palace on 22 September, José Luis Alomía Zegarra, Director General of Epidemiology, reported that they have already added 74,348 deaths confirmed in Mexico due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and what happens 705 263 infections accumulated.

Mexico City and the state of Mexico are the units with the most active cases Estimates (with start date for the last 14 days by positivity index, by unit and epidemiological week). At the national level 31,961 infections are estimated.

There is also 2145 suspected deaths which can increase the sum over the next few hours. They also stood for 820,675 negative cases, 78,907 suspects and 506,732 patients recovered of a total of 1,604,845 tests performed.

Diagram of the development of the pandemic (Photo: Ssa)
Diagram of the development of the pandemic (Photo: Ssa)

The Mexico City is the unit with the most active casesfollowed by Nuevo León, the state of Mexico, which today rose one position, Guanajuato and Jalisco as entities with more than 1,000 active cases and which together account for almost half (48.8%) of the country’s active cases.

Although the business has started, the authorities recommend that people suffering from diseases such as: diabetes, high blood pressure, morbid obesity, kidney failure, lupus, cancer, heart and respiratory diseases, as well as transplants, older adults from the age of 60, pregnant people and those responsible for the care of their daughters and sons under 12 years must stay home.

As for the occupation of beds with fan As of this date (10,669), to care for patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms, 25% (2,672) are busy and 75% (7,997) are available. Although Colima has the highest number of occupied beds, it still accounts for more than 50% of hospital availability.

Number of public hospital beds in Mexico (Photo: Ssa)
Number of public hospital beds in Mexico (Photo: Ssa)

Of 31,073 general hospital beds across the country, 30% (9,218) are employed and 70% are available (21 855). The states with the lowest percentage of available beds are: Nayarit, Colima, Mexico City and Nuevo León.

This Tuesday the Dr. José Ernesto Ramírez González of the Institute for Diagnosis and Epidemiological Reference (Internal) reported the complete SARS-CoV-2 genome sequence in Mexico.

He noted that it is important to know coronavirus genetic sequence to search for similarities and differences in the disease over time; to make genetic markers for antiviral resistance, severity, virulence, leading to the formulation of vaccines.

The specialist pointed out that both Mexico and other countries in the world have applied relevant studies on the subject and helped researchers to notice how the virus has developed and the different variations it has had in the world.

Beds with fan are available in the country (Photo: Ssa)
Beds with fan are available in the country (Photo: Ssa)

For his part Hugo Lopez-Gatell Ramírez, Deputy Secretary for Prevention and Health, reported on the Russian vaccine Sputnik-V, than Mexico has no problem using it, provided that it has passed all health tests.

He pointed out that he has observed in social networks that the infodem remains, and that even the health authorities have received anonymous e-mails, Some ask that the Russian vaccine should not be used and on the other hand demand that it be applied to the population as soon as possible.

He recalled that the World Health Organization (WHO) and all other health authorities that approve the use of any vaccine, regardless of who created or produced it, since then the only relevant purpose is that it is useful to immunize citizens without causing secondary effects.

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