Coronavirus in Mexico: the day with the highest number of deaths and infections in 24 hours


After overcoming the 2 thousand 400 confirmed cases of coronavirus and the 120 people killed, it was announced that the report of health of the 6 of April recorded the highest number of deaths and infections in the country since that appeared the first case of COVID-19, the 27th of February.

In just 24 hours, the authorities managed to confirm 296 new cases of COVID-19 from the latest report released on the 5th of April. On the other hand, the number of dead increased to 125, of whom 31 died from Sunday to Monday whenpreviously the highest number of deaths had been 15. This means that they are the highest numbers since the pandemic began in Mexico.

Of the confirmed cases, 74% have been “not serious” and 26% “have required hospitalization” and in total have been studied to 20 thousand 475 people.In addition, the health authorities pointed out that up to the time you have 6 thousand 295 suspected cases and a total of 11 thousand 741 people have given negative for the disease COVID-19.

“We have an upward trend in the past five daysnot very pronounced, but if you are going on the rise”, explained José Luis Alomía Zegarra, director general of Epidemiology Secretariat of Health. He explained that thousand 799 cases have required out-patient treatmenta percentage of 73.76, 221 have been hospitalized, stable, that is to say, the 9.06%, while 330 have been hospitalised in seriousthe 13.53% and 89 the hospital intubatedthe 3.65%.

The territorial entities which have been submitted most confirmed cases are Mexico City (609), the State of Mexico (261), Puebla (156), Jalisco (126) and Quintana Roo (115). In both, the distribution of confirmed cases by gender is 58% men and 42% womendetailed Alomia, who added that in Mexico the percentage of mortality for each 100 thousand inhabitants it is 0.10 %.

The undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, he called “outrageous” any type of assault to medical personnel who attend to patients infected after that, some cases were presented in the state of Jalisco, and said “not be allowed”.

The attacks against health care have increased in recent days, not only in the level of violence, but also discrimination. The doctors and nurses have received huevazos, verbal and physical aggressions.

He said that Mexico “does not have enough Health personnel in ordinary conditions, less in conditions like these”. Last Saturday, the Government of Mexico presented a call for the recruitment of doctors and nurses, to attend to the patients.

He stressed that in the case of the decision taken by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) on check out to all students who performed activities of undergraduate due to the lack of conditions to protect them from the disease, establish communication channels with the aim of reaching agreements favorable for both parties.

Until 30 April, the authorities ordered the closure of schools, temporary suspension of activities, restriction of mass gatherings, specific measures of protection for at-risk individuals most vulnerable, that are older adults, pregnant women, and people with diseases chronic.

On the other hand, urged the population to remain in their homes and work remotely while developing the pandemic coronavirus, this with the aim of “flatten the curve” and prevent the number of infections increases to the point that the health care system mexican is unable to attend to all the sick.

*With informaciónn of EFE

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