Jose Rosas Aispuro Torres, governor of Durango, he confirmed in a press conference the death of three people in the state as a result of the COVID-19. The sum total of deaths is of four.
“I regret to inform you that I have been notified of the death of three people in the Clinic 46 from the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS), which is located in the municipality of Gómez Palacio,” he said.
During the report, which he described as an “urgent call” and broadcast live through their social networks, requested the institute to streamline their response times and strengthen the protocols and measures for the prevention and containment to safeguard the health of patients in their hospitals, the state. Also asked to strengthen the protection that should be given to all health personnel: physicians, nurses, and stretcher bearers.
Aispuro Torres requested the Secretariat of Health federal that would allow for testing at the state laboratory because it ensures that the response times are faster. “A few minutes ago I was notified that in the state laboratory can perform these tests, which are reduced an average of 5 days in the IMSS to less than 24 hours in the state laboratory the ministry of Health,” he said.
The governor confirmed that, according to the official report of the IMSS, the medical confirmation of coronavirus patients was received after his death.
He reiterated to the sister institutions of health, IMSS and ISSSTE (Institute of Security and Social Services for State Workers), the government of Durango will with openness and willingness to join efforts and, together, resolve any issues that arise in the health crisis.
Aispuro Torres said that is not relevant to the institution in which the citizens are successors in title: the important thing is that you have the security of that in all it is going to follow the established protocols and, in the case of tests of COVID-19, you have the guarantee that you can do so inmediatto and not to happen what happened in the clinic 46 of the IMSS in Gomez Palacio, where the first result was a diagnosis of atypical pneumonia, but after tests confirmed cases of coronavirus.
The governor asked the representative of the IMSS in Durango and the Secretary of Health of the government of the state expand the information for that population to know what is being done and howwith your participation, you will have a greater security in the health of the duranguenses. Made a call asking for all citizens stay at home and that during this stage is to cover all the protocols.
The number of cases is relatively lower compared with other states, said the governor, asking redouble the effort to detect in a timely manner to the people carrying COVID-19. The Secretary of Health, Durango, Sergio Gonzalez Romero, said that there are 11 positive cases to COVID-19 in the state. “We as a health institution we will support and not have delays in the testing of the PSR to to improve the performance protocols” he reported.
Meanwhile, in the General Hospital of Zone number 7 of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) in Monclova, Coahuila, were 32 people infected with hiv that were reported in the hospital, of which two are hospitalised, and the rest are in home isolation. In the country, are 39 employees of the IMSS with COVID-19.
Yesterday, the Secretariat of Health (SSa) Mexico reported that the number of cases of people infected by COVID-19 increased to 1,510 patients confirmed. The number of fatalities increased to 50. There are 4,653 suspected cases, 7,822 negative cases, and a total of 13,985 people studied. In a single day, increased 132 confirmed cases and 13 deaths by coronaviruses in national territory.
José Luis Alomía, director general of Epidemiology, said during the press conference the greater cumulative burden of disease continues in the Mexico citythe State of Mexico, JaliscoPuebla, and Nuevo León.